Western Asia, excavated at the Tepe Madraseh, Nishapur / Fragmentary plate / 9th centuryWestern Asia, excavated at the Tepe Madraseh, Nishapur
Fragmentary plate
9th century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian; Nishapur
Creator Dates/Places: Iran
Creator Name-CRT: Western Asia, excavated at the Tepe Madraseh, Nishapur
Title: Fragmentary plate
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 800
Creation End Date: 899
Creation Date: 9th century
Creation Place: Western Asia, excavated at the Tepe Madraseh, Nishapur
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Glass, blown, trailed, and scratch-engraved
Dimensions: H. 5/8 in. (1.5 cm), Diam. 11 in. (28 cm)
Description: Six smaller blue dishes of this type were found in the crypt of the Famen Temple in China, which was sealed in 874, providing a date ante quem for our plate. This plate, one of the few examples of its kind, was found at the site of Nishapur in eastern Iran in 1939. It is, therefore, important evidence of the active glass trade from west to east during the early Islamic period.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 40.170.131
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1940
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Rights: http://www.metmuseum.org/education/er_photo_lib.asp
AMICA ID: MMA_.40.170.131
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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