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Mina'i Ware Beaker

12th century - 13th century
12.5 cm x 12.1 cm x 12.1 cm (4 15/16 in. x 4 3/4 in. x 4 3/4 in.)

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This Mina'i-ware Beaker has polychrome decoration of four horsemen, with a frieze of complicated Kufic inscription above at the rim and in Nashki writing below. An undecorated foot provides a base.

R. Ettinghausen, Near Eastern Pottery of the Muslim Period in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection (unpublished ms.), (Princeton, 1937), no. 3.

Exhibition History
Dumbarton Oaks, "The Collector's Microbe: Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss and the Dumbarton Oaks Collections," Apr. 9, 2008 - Nov. 10, 2008.

Acquisition History
Purchased from Georges Joseph Demotte (1877-1923), 1921.

Mildred Barnes and Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Byzantine Collection, Washington, D.C., November 1940.