Name of Object:

Jug

Location:

Irbid, Jordan

Holding Museum:

Al-Saraya Museum

Date of Object:

Hegira 6th-7th century / AD 12th-13th century

Museum Inventory Number:

2187

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Glazed ceramic.

Dimensions:

Height 17 cm, diameter (of rim) 8.5 cm, diameter (of base) 4.5 cm

Period / Dynasty

Ayyubid

Provenance:

Unknown.

Description:

A medium-sized filter jug with one handle that is glazed light-green on top of dark-red ware. It has a simple rim, a flaring neck, a high, loop handle and a round body; the jug has a filter in the neck and a disc base. The body is divided into three bands by horizontal lines that begin at the rim, with one on the neck and another mid-way down the body. The decoration contains 'V'-shaped imbrications especially on the neck and the bottom half of the body, while the upper half of the body is decorated by small 'cactus'-stem shapes. The inside of the neck is also decorated by use of vertical lines of light-green glaze.

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A medium-sized filter jug with one handle that is glazed light-green on top of dark-red ware. The body is divided into three bands by horizontal lines, and the inside of the neck is also decorated by use of vertical lines of light-green glaze.

How date and origin were established:

The jug was dated by stylistic analysis and by comparison with similar vessels.

How Object was obtained:

The object was purchased from an antiquities dealer in 1980.

How provenance was established:

The provenance is unknown.

Selected bibliography:

n/a.

Citation of this web page:

Aida Naghawy "Jug" in Discover Islamic Art, Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;ISL;jo;Mus01_F;23;en

Prepared by: Aida NaghawyAida Naghawy

Aida Naghawy is an archaeologist and the Director of Jordan Archaeological Museum. She studied archaeology at the University of Jordan where she gained her MA. She was affiliated to the Jordanian Department of Antiquities from 1974 as a curator of Jordan Archaeological Museum. In 1981 she became inspector of Jerash antiquities and co-ordinator of the Jerash International Rehabilitation project. She was also head of the archaeological awareness section at the Department of Antiquities. Aida is the author of numerous publications on Islamic coins. She has carried out excavation work in Jerash and is the founder of Jerash Archaeological Museum and the Islamic Museum of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

Copyedited by: Mandi Gomez

MWNF Working Number: JO 46

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