Syria (or Egypt), end of cent. XIV, siliceous faience with underglaze painted decoration
The vase of exceptional workmanship presents a rich decoration in black and blue under glass. The ornamentation is divided into vertical sectors on the body and a horizontal band on the neck containing epigraphic, phytomorphic and geometric motifs. The vase is dated to the second half of the 14th century, a period of maximum splendour for Mamluk production. Containers of this type were used to transport spices, ointments, perfumes, syrups and pharmaceutical preparations, sometimes traded with Europe.