Earthenware drug jar, Syria, 1101-1200

Made:
1101-1200 in Syria
maker:
Unknown
Earthenware albarello, glazed, Persian, 9th century. Black background.

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Earthenware albarello, glazed, Persian, 9th century. Black background.
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Earthenware albarello, glazed, Syria, 12th century

The design of this Islamic drug jar is typical for the region in terms of size, shape and decoration – although they are very difficult to date because the style changed very little over time. The jar’s contents would have been protected using an age-old technique – a parchment or vellum cover tied with string. This jar was made in Persia – modern day Iran.

Details

Category:
Medical Ceramic-ware
Object Number:
A42881
type:
drug jar
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
credit:
Kalebjian