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Ewer Basin with Inscription
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Ewer Basin with Inscription

Description Provenance Credit
Description Subtly integrated into the intricate pattern of the raised central boss are the letters "IHS," a contraction of the Latin word for Christ. A tradition of ornamentation rooted in Islamic culture has been applied here for a different religious purpose.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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ca. 1500-1550
earthenware with tin glaze and luster decoration
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2 3/8 x 18 3/8 in. (6.1 x 46.6 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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