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11th C. Islamic White-Ground Ceramic Pitcher

Middle East / Near East, Islamic World, ca. 11th to 13th century CE. A charming terracotta pitcher, with a rounded body and a strap handle that rises from the widest part of the body to the slight rim. The lower body is painted an earthy red; above that, around the center of the body, is a thick black line on a creamy white background. Above this are narrow, criss-crossing lines that meet another black stripe just below the flaring neck. Size: 6.65" W x 7" H (16.9 cm x 17.8 cm)

Condition: Tiny chips from rim but otherwise in very good condition. Pigment has wear commensurate with age, with craquelure in many places.

Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired before 2000

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