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Rectangular Jar with Lid

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Rectangular container with two lug handles and four stumpy feet; rectangular lid slightly domed on top and concave underneath. Whereas the lid's dimensions are similar to those of the container, its appearance is different and it does not fit well, suggesting that it might not belong. The container is decorated with a zigzag pattern in turquoise glaze. Each side has a standing triangle raising from its base; these triangles are white with black dots. A yellow hanging triangle with turquoise dots extends over each corner. The rim and handles are covered in turquoise glaze, which also extends part of the way down on the interior of the container. The pierced handles are slim and rounded. In its current state, the container is composed of numerous fragments; break lines and losses are filled and inpainted. Fills are especially extensive on the upper rim and corners; one of the handles is modern, as well. The decoration on the lid consists of an hourglass and two triangles outlined in turquoise glaze on a white ground. The rim is lined in turquoise and each segment of the pattern contains turquoise dots. The lid is cracked and chipped.
Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art & Numismatics [Hadji Baba Rabbi House of Antiquities Teheran 1973] sold; to Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Belmont Massachusetts (1973-2002) gift; to the Harvard Art Museums 2002. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art
Title: Rectangular Jar with Lid
Description:
Rectangular container with two lug handles and four stumpy feet; rectangular lid slightly domed on top and concave underneath.
Whereas the lid's dimensions are similar to those of the container, its appearance is different and it does not fit well, suggesting that it might not belong.
The container is decorated with a zigzag pattern in turquoise glaze.
Each side has a standing triangle raising from its base; these triangles are white with black dots.
A yellow hanging triangle with turquoise dots extends over each corner.
The rim and handles are covered in turquoise glaze, which also extends part of the way down on the interior of the container.
The pierced handles are slim and rounded.
In its current state, the container is composed of numerous fragments; break lines and losses are filled and inpainted.
Fills are especially extensive on the upper rim and corners; one of the handles is modern, as well.
The decoration on the lid consists of an hourglass and two triangles outlined in turquoise glaze on a white ground.
The rim is lined in turquoise and each segment of the pattern contains turquoise dots.
The lid is cracked and chipped.

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