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Flask with Facet-cut Decoration

GLS 178 | Iran or Iraq

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Artwork Details

Title: Flask with Facet-cut Decoration

Location: Iran or Iraq

Materials: colourless glass with a brownish-yellow tinge, blown in an open mould and panel-, facet- and bevel-cut

Dimensions: 19.3 x 11.5cm

Accession Number: GLS 178

Other Notes:

This is one of the largest known vessels with facet-cut decoration. Its entire surface is covered with evenly-cut designs, carefully positioned to make the most of the play of light on the concave facets. The stepped base mirrors the profile of the shoulder, but its underside has been ground flat, removing any traces of a pontil mark.

Bibliography:

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.213, pp.176–7.
J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.50, pp.58–9.

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