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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian
Creator Name-CRT: Iranian
Title: Beaker
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 900
Creation End Date: 1099
Creation Date: 10th-11th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Glass
Materials and Techniques: Blown, tooled, and relief-cut glass
Dimensions: H. 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm), Diam. at lip 5 9/16 in. (14.2 cm), Wt. 118.932g
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1974.45
Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers Fund and Jack A. Josephson, Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Balamuth, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin W. Pearson Gifts, 1974

In its size, state of preservation, and fineness of execution, this piece has few parallels in Islamic relief-cut glass. The decoration consists of a band of palmettes, half-palmettes, and floral motifs on two scrolls between two horizontal ridges. Early Islamic carved rock-crystal vessels produced in Egypt demonstrate a close similarity in technique and design.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1974.45
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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