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Ewer, c. 1200
12th-13th century
Creation Place: Herat, Afghanistan
40 cm (15 3/4 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Eric Schroeder
, 1941.1
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art
This ewer, with its fluted body and wide shoulder, has a shape characteristic of the wares of Ghurid Herat. The missing handle would have been attached near the top of the neck and in the center of the body. Benedictory inscriptions in naskh script can be seen on the shoulder and in two bands on the fluted body. The silver inlay gives great emphasis to the inscriptions and to the arabesque and crescent decorative motifs. (Notes from Glory and Prosperity exhibition, February - June 2002.)
Melanie Michailidis, Glory and Prosperity: Metalwork of the Islamic World, brochure, ed. Marsha Pomerantz Harvard University Art Museums (2002), p. 5, fig 7, fig. 7A

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2001-2002, (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 41 detail

Exhibition History
Islamic Art From the Collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/1974 -
Islamic Art and the Written Word, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/05/1983 - 11/27/1983
Beyond the Surface: Scientific Approaches to Islamic Metalwork, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/21/2011 - 06/01/2013