G. Fehervari, 'Ceramics of the Islamic World in
the Tareq Rajab Museum', (London and New
York, 2000), p. 124, No.152.
E. Grube et al, 'Cobalt and Lustre: The First
Centuries of Islamic Pottery, The Nasser D.
Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, Vol. IX,'
(London, 1994), p. 184-185, No. 191.
Vase, lustre-painted ware. Composite white
with lustre-painted decoration. Threes mall vases
are attached to the shoulder of this pear-shaped
vessel which on top terminates in a funnel-
short mouth. The central part of the carries
large round medallions each depicting a seated
Chain motives are below and an epigraphic band
top, followed by a narrow register showing
Iran, late 12th – early 13th century.
Ht. 16cm; Top diam. 7.7cm; Base diam. 6cm.
Comparative material: there are numerous
of this type of vases, for a similar lustre-painted
version cf. Fehérvári, 2000, cat.no.182, p.124.
Another lustre-painted vase is in the Louvre, cf.
Watson, 1985, fig.85, p.106. For amonochrome-
glazed version cf. Khalili Collection, cat.no.191,
Prof. Geoffrey King