Vaso con dos asas con forma de animalNº Inventario:
Pasta de frita, pintada en brillo sobre un esmalte blanco opacoDimensiones:
Height to handles: 14.8 cm; height to mouth: 14.2 cm; width handle to handle: 20 cm; diameter of mouth: 10.9 cm; diameter of base: 9.5 cm.Observaciones:
The two molded handles are probably meant to represent lions and are attached to the cup with their noses and feet. The vessels luster-painted decoration also features a row of running gazelles under the rim and full-breasted birds enclosed in medallions around its mid-section. The two narrow bands of writing that frame the medallion band consist of repeated Arabic letters and words in a cursive script and do not actually say or mean anything. The lowest band of decoration, just above the base, contains a series of arches enclosing a chain-and-stripe design. Inside the mouth there is another inscription in an angular script. Overall the luster decoration is painted in a very loose and sketchy style.
This was a popular shape for cups during the medieval period and probably derived from metalwork. Many surviving examples have pouring spouts in addition to handles. Gazelles and birds are common motifs in the decoration of Persian luster ware.Estado:
Some very slight re-touching in the lower band of writing.Bibliografía:
- Bahrami 1949, pl. XLVIIa (Maximo Etchecopar Collection, Buenos Aires: with spout, overglaze painted in luster).
- Grube 1976, cat. no. 158 (Keir Collection, London: with 2 spouts, overglaze painted in luster).
- Grube 1994, cat. no. 262 (Khalili Collection, London, POT 255: with 2 spouts, overglaze painted in luster).
- Idemitsu 1979, monochrome fig. 302 (Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo: with spout, blue glaze).
- Mikami 1962-64, vol. I: monochrome fig. 104 (Rimpei Okazaki Collection, Okayama: overglaze painted in luster); vol. II: color pl. 16 (Sammy Y. Lee Collection, Tokyo: with spout, overglaze painted in minai [and luster?]).
- Mikami 1966, cat. no. 25 (Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo: with spout, monochrome glaze).
- Paris 1977, cat. no. 292 (Musée du Louvre, Paris, MOA 58: with spout, overglaze painted in luster).
- Watson 1985, fig. 42 and pp. 68 and 80 (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, C.362-1918: with spout, overglaze painted in luster); fig. 75 and p. 104 (Raymond Ades Family Collection, on loan to Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, U.K.: with spout, overglaze painted in luster).