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GLS 351
GLS 351

Footed Beaker

GLS 351

Iran or Egypt

9th or 10th century AD

GLS 351
GLS 351
GLS 351

Footed Beaker

GLS 351

Iran or Egypt

9th or 10th century AD

yellowish-brown glass, mould blown and relief cut

13.5 x 7.5cm 

The beaker is decorated with two running ibexes, their heads turned backwards and their horns joined at the tip. Around the base is a frieze of palmettes, some of them terminating in stylised birds’ heads [see drawings]. Like the animals which appear on Fatimid rock crystals, their bodies are decorated with shallow-cut circles.

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.245, pp.206–7.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.146, pp.125.