Vessel fragment / Glass

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Object Identifier
1970.03.0933
Object Name
Vessel fragment
Object Type
Glass vessels
Materials
Glass
Length
;
Width
5.4;
Height
7.6;
Thickness
;
Weight
;5.3g
Pierced
no
Inscribed
no
Full Artifact Description
Fragment of bowl or beaker. Central segment of slightly flaring wall in free blown and cut transparent colorless glass. Below a raised ridge a stylized palmette with curving horizontal leafy tendrils hanging down into incomplete spiral design. Finely incised lines on curves and within leaf pattern. Thin, good quality glass.
Cf. Carboni and Whitehouse #79; Benaki #335a-c; Lamm Pl. 61 #16 for similar design on a lamp
Glass fragment adorned with patterns carved in relief. The chiseling technique used to relief-cut this glass resembles the way rock crystal (which was analogized by medieval Muslim thinkers to light and petrified water) is worked. Free-blown and cut colorless glass (Pearls of Wisdom, Gruber; Dimmig).
Earliest Date
800
Latest Date
999
Verbatim Date
9th - 10th C AD
Verbatim Provenance
Egypt
Production Site
site
Countermark
no
Exhibition Title
Pearls of Wisdom: The Arts of Islam at the University of Michigan (exhibit)
Exhibition Curator
Gruber, Christiane
Publication Title
Pearls of Wisdom: The Arts of Islam at the University of Michigan
Publication Author
Gruber, Christiane; Dimmig, Ashley
Publication Year
2014
Class Title
Working with Objects: Islamic Textiles, Metalwork, Ceramics, Glass, and Manuscripts (W2020)
Class Instructor
Gruber, Christiane
Class Department
HISTART
Class Number
490.001
Class Year
2020
Class Semester
Winter
Type Category
Artifact

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5463 x 3845
File Size
720 KB
Record
1970.03.0933
Link to this Item
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"Vessel fragment; Glass". https://quod.lib.umich.edu/k/kelsey/x-1970.03.0933/1970_03_0933p01.tif. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 27, 2023.