Albarello Jar with an Aphorism

Albarello Jar with an Aphorism

10th Century

Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decoration

Diameter: 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.); Overall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1996.298

Description

Arabic inscriptions do not usually enhance albarellos, pottery jars for pharmacists. Here the elegant text reads: "Modesty [comes] from faith, and faith [comes] from Paradise," attributed to the Prophet Muhammad.

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