Goblet with Harpies Maker: Unknown

late 12th–early 13th century

Asian Art

On view, 2nd floor, Asian Art

The writing in a pseudo-Kufic script running along the rim of this delicate goblet suggests that a text served as the source for the imagery painted on the sides.


Stonepaste painted with pigment and enamels on a opaque white glaze (Minai ware)


4 9/16 × 4 3/8 in. (11.6 × 11.1 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Wilson P. Foss, Jr., Ph.B. 1913

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Seljuk period (1037–1194),Mongol period (1221 - 1256)


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Parish Watson Collection; Wilson P. Foss Jr. (1890–1957); given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1953
  • James Prosek and Edith Devaney, James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2020), 52, pl. 34
  • Kate Ezra, "A Global Gallery for a Global University," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2013), 94–95, fig. 11
  • Kishwar Rizvi, "Islamic Art at the Yale University Art Gallery," Arts of Asia (March–April 2018), 99, fig. 8
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Inscription on the inside is in pseudo-script.

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