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GLS 172
GLS 172

Flask

GLS 172

Syria or Egypt

first half of the 14th century AD

GLS 172
GLS 172, detail showing inscription on the shoulder

Flask

GLS 172

Syria or Egypt

first half of the 14th century AD

transparent brownish glass, blown and tooled, decorated with opaque enamels and gilding

28.4 x 15.5cm

The enamelled decoration on the body is applied in a series of nine registers and only the underside of the body is left plain. The shoulder bears a wide band with a dedication to an unnamed sultan, in thulth script outlined in red and with some traces of gilding, on a blue enamel background. It reads, ‘Glory to His Majesty the Sultan, the King, the wise, the just’.

S.M. Goldstein et al, Glass. From Sasanian Antecedents to European Imitations, The Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume XV, London 2005, cat.312, pp.288–9.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.242, p.201.