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Islamic Mold-Blown Olive Green Glass Jug - GF.0088A
Origin: Jericho, Israel
Circa: 10 th Century AD to 11 th Century AD
Dimensions: 4.4" (11.2cm) high x 2.9" (7.4cm) wide
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Islamic Art
Medium: Glass


Additional Information: AS

Location: Great Britain
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Like the stars themselves, the loveliness of this elegant jug seems timeless. When it was new, the Islamic world was in full flower; centuries later, the vessel still delights the eye. So much changes with the centuries, what joy it is to find beauty that time does not wither. JB. 1105: Small bottle, mould-blown and tooled green glass with a globular body, flat shoulder, short opening neck with an everted and bulged rim, a concave base with pontil mark; the body is decorated with diagonal ribbings imitating a basket. Northeastern Iran or Central Asia, 10th – 11th century. Ht. 12.5cm; Top diam. 3.2cm; Base diam. 5.5cm. Comparative material: Carboni, cat.no.51a, inv.no. LNS 54 G, cat.no.51b, inv.no. LNS 167 G and cat.no. 51c,, inv.no. LNS 295 G, pp.206-7; Israeli, no.475, p.354; Goldstein, nos.111 - 113, pp.1000-103. Egypt or eastern Mediterranean, 5th – 7th century. Ht. 22cm; Top diam. 1.7cm; Diam in the centre 12.5cm. Comparative material: Carboni, cat.nos. 37a-b, inv.nos. LNS 108 KGand LNS 38 G, p.150; Carboni – Whitehouse, no.5, a “bottle”, p.75. Prof.Geza Fehervari Prof. Geoffrey King - (GF.0088A)

 

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