Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Islamic Art : Islamic Glass : Islamic Green Glass Bowl
Click to view original image.
Islamic Green Glass Bowl - GF.0121
Origin: Jericho
Circa: 900 AD to 1000 AD
Dimensions: 2" (5.1cm) high
Collection: Islamic Art
Medium: Glass

Location: United States
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Photo Gallery
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
This transluscent green bowl has flared curved walls departing from a slightly kicked, but otherwise flat, base. The rim is straight, and a lip is tooled just below. The decoration consists of an overall pattern of sunken hexagones forming a honeycomb motif. Such motifs were adopted by Islamic glassmakers who found inspiration in Sassanian decorative prototypes. Since the honeycomb pattern was amongst the most popular and well-known motifs by the end of the ninth century, it was adopted by the metalworkers who prepared the bronze molds for the glassmakers.

The honeycomb motif on cut glass is often cut deeply into the surface of the vessel to create a dramatic contrast between light and shade. In molded glass, on the other hand, the relief is sometimes so subtle that the pattern is barely discernible and easier to see with the aid of the shadow cast by the vessel.

This bowl exemplifies a well-defined use of honeycomb patterns. (LK) - (GF.0121)


Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2020 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting