Beaker with Fleur-de-Lis Artist: Unknown

mid-13th century CE

Asian Art

On view, 2nd floor, Asian Art

The decoration on this beaker, particularly the French fleur-de-lis, indicates that it was made in Syria for an individual or for one of the governments established throughout West Asia by the European crusaders who invaded the region during the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth centuries. Glass and other luxury items were commissioned by these governments, which ultimately dissolved in the late thirteenth century due to lack of financial support from Europe, regional divisions, and the formation of the Ilkhanid Empire under the Mongols.

Medium

Glass, free-blown with enamel and gilding

Dimensions

4 13/16 × 2 7/16 in. (12.2 × 6.2 cm)

Credit Line

Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore

Accession Number

1955.6.227

Geography
Culture
Period

Crusader States (1098 - 1291)

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955), New York; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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Object/Work type

beakers (drinking vessels)

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