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Lot 44
An Almohad cuerda seca pottery Jug Southern Spain, 12th Century
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 16,000 - 24,000

Lot Details
An Almohad cuerda seca pottery Jug
Southern Spain, 12th Century
with inverted pear-shaped body, sloping shoulder and truncated slightly flaring neck, the body with a frieze of kufic inscription in green, the neck with palmettes and stylised motifs,the strap handle with a diagonal bands
15.5 cm. high

Footnotes

  • The inscription reads:

    'al-malik al-mu'azzam al-'adil al-...

    'The Great King, the Just, the...'

    Few complete ceramics of this type are known, with the majority in fragments. Examples in this technique were excavated at the Alcazaba in Malaga (Luis M. Llubia, Ceramica medieval espanola, Barcelona, 1967, pls. 87-90). For a bowl and twin-handled vase of the type, see Christie's, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, London, 4th April 2006, lot 136.
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