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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Iraqi
Creator Dates/Places: Probably Iraq
Creator Name-CRT: Probably Iraq
Title: Ewer signed by Tayyib ibn Ahmad Barmasi
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 800
Creation End Date: 899
Creation Date: 9th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Transparent pale yellowish green glass, body blown in mold with two vertical sections; handle applied
Dimensions: H. at thumb rest 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm), H. at rim 4 1/4 in. (10.7 cm), Max. Diam. 2 1/2 in. (6.2 cm)
Inscriptions: Inscription (in kufic script): "That which was made for the [emir in Baghda(d)?] / the work of Tayyib ibn Ahmad Barmasi"
Description: This ewer belongs to a group of about twenty similar objects. Nine of them, including this one, bear the same inscription and almost certainly were blown in the same full-size two-part mold. The inscription does not appear to include the name of the patron, but the glass- or mold-maker is mentioned and he remains one of the few craftsmen whose name is known.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: x.21.191
Credit Line: Museum Accession
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.x.21.191
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved
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