1 May 2001
AN UMAYYAD UNGLAZED POTTERY JUG
Cordova, South Spain, 10th Century
With rounded body and gently inwardly sloping neck, a simple handle linking the shoulder and mouth, thinly potted, the exterior painted in a dark slip further splashed with bold cream lines, intact, surface with slight accretions
5 1/8in. (13cm.) high
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A similar example of this everyday pottery can be seen in the Museo Arqueológico, Cordova (Les Andalousies de Damas à Cordoue, exhibition catalogue, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, 2000, no.196, p.168).
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