Pierced jug with harpies, sphynxes, and animals against a vegetal background
Made in Kashan, Iran, dated A.H. 612/ A.D. 1215–16 (Seljuq period).
There is a ruba’i by an unknown poet inscribed around the base of the jug:
گفتم چو رسد بزلف دانی دستم
دل باز ستانم وز محنت رستم
یک لحظه چو در پیش رخش بنشتم
جان نیز چو دل در سر زلفش بستم
I said, “[Do] you know, if my hand reaches her tresses,
I [could] reclaim my heart and be free from suffering.”
One moment, while sitting face-to-face with her,
I tied my soul, like my heart, to the end of her curls.
The P-47 Thunderbolt was notorious for not only its hard hitting weaponry, but also its strength and durability. Many pilots were able to nurse it home and literally walk away to fly and fight again. If I were to to be a World War 2 fighter pilot, I would probably have to go into battle with my trusty P-47.
This ewer belongs to a group decorated with bold cobalt blue stripes
associated with Kashan. Although the pigment has a tendency to run, the
potter controlled it masterfully, widening and tapering the stripe to
accentuate the ewer’s form. Rooster‑headed ewers had a long tradition in
Islamic art and were especially popular in the Seljuq period.
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