Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Islamic Art : AS Collection Consignment : Islamic Terracotta Vessel
Click to view original image.
Islamic Terracotta Vessel - PF.5124
Origin: Jericho
Circa: 700 AD to 900 AD
Dimensions: 8.5" (21.6cm) high x 6" (15.2cm) wide
Collection: Islamic Art
Medium: Terracotta


Additional Information: AS

Location: Great Britain
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Photo Gallery
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Description
Jug with zoomorphic head, yellowish earthenware with extensive moulded decoration. This superb pitcher is composed of two main parts -the spherical body made of two halves attached in the middle- and the spout/handle section. Both sections have been richly decorated with moulded floral scrolls and blossoming flowers; on the shoulder Kufic inscription; the cylindrical neck, separately made then attached to the top of the body, is decorated with incised vertical lines, terminating in a horned animal’s head. The base, surrounding the low foot-ring is decorated with series of leafs, while at the bottom inside the ring is blossoming rosette. Four registers encircle the body, beginning with a series of joined oblong “lozenges” at the base, continuing into a floral effect that is slightly wider and freer than the more detailed panel above. A series of glyph-like configurations dominate the upper area, before allowing a more open space at the neck. The tightly woven designs of the body, like a complex script, are beautifully contrasted to the elegant bull's head attached to the spout. Its stylized nature in fact adds to its power; with intense, circular eyes, dramatically curved horns and an ornate pattern covering the face and neck. Syria, Umayyad or early Abbasid period, 7th – early 9th c. Geza Fehervari - (PF.5124) - (PF.5124)

 

Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2020 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved

contact-form@barakatgallery.com - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting