Jug Iran, Kashan Jug, 13th century Ceramic; Vessel, Fritware, underglaze-painted, 7 5/8 x 7 in. (18.7 x 13.6 cm) The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, gift of Joan Palevsky (M.73.5.385) Art of the Middle East: Islamic Department.
Pierced Jug with Harpies and Sphinxes, dated A.H. 612/A.D. 1215-16. Iran, probably Kashan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1932 (32.52.1) | With a carved and pierced outer shell that surrounds a solid inner container and depictions of Harpies (mythical bird-women), Sphinxes, quadrupeds (four-footed mammals), and scrolls, this intricate feat of pottery emulates a metal object. #OneMetManyWorlds