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Underglaze painting in blue and black on a white engobe is characteristic of Mamluk production in Syria. The main decoration on this jar is the large inscription?"Lasting glory, increasing prosperity, and good fortune"?written in thuluth, one of the favorite scripts of the Mamluk calligraphers.
Asian; Middle Eastern; Mameluk
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Composite body, underglaze-painted in cobalt blue and black on white slip, transparent glaze
H. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
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