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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

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

Attributed to the Naples Painter. Terracotta lebes gamikos (round-bottomed bowl with handles and stand used in weddings), ca. 420 B.C. Greek, Attic. Classical Period. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1021.298) | The scene shows preparations for a wedding. The seated bride, who holds a mirror, is flanked by attendants holding a dinos (deep bowl), probably of bronze, and a casket. The youth at the right might be the groom.

Attributed to the Naples Painter. Terracotta lebes gamikos (round-bottomed bowl with handles and stand used in weddings), ca. 420 B.C. Greek, Attic. Classical Period. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1021.298) | The scene shows preparations for a wedding. The seated bride, who holds a mirror, is flanked by attendants holding a dinos (deep bowl), probably of bronze, and a casket. The youth at the right might be the groom.

Jar, Mamluk period (1250–1517), 14th century Syria Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze

Jar, Mamluk period (1250–1517), 14th century Syria Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze

Floral vase by LC Tiffany/Tiffany Furnaces | 1909 | Favrile glass | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Floral vase by LC Tiffany/Tiffany Furnaces | 1909 | Favrile glass | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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