Asian Art


12th Century CE

Glass, free-blown, with applied decoration and marvered trails

6 5/16 x 3 1/8 in. (16 x 8 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
The white lines on this blue glass vessel were added with a marver (a stone or iron implement), which was used in a rotating motion to integrate the white onto the blown blue surface. Adopted from Roman glassmaking techniques, this method was popular in Egypt and Syria from the seventh to the fourteenth century.
Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian
Seljuk period (1037–1194)
Containers - Glass
On view

Kouchakji Freres sales catalog 1927; Mrs. Ada Small Moore;

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