Description This drinking vessel most likely derives its form from European mugs. It may have been used for "boza," a milky beverage made from fermented millet. The broken hinge at the top of the handle shows that it once had a lid. An inscription within the ornamental design wishes the owner "everlasting glory and prosperity." Such benedictions are common on Islamic metalwork and first appeared during the 11th century.
- Exhibition of Persian Art. Iranian Institute, New York. 1940.
- The Age of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. National Gallery of Art, Washington. 1987.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] everlasting glory and prosperity
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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