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GLS 442
GLS 442

Footed Jug

GLS 442

Iran or Iraq

10th–11th century AD

GLS 442

Footed Jug

GLS 442

Iran or Iraq

10th–11th century AD

yellowish-green glass, mould-blown, trail-decorated and tooled

16 x 12.5cm

The jug, with its squashed globular body, tall funnel neck and rounded rim, was blown in a two-part mould, deeply carved with an all-over design of concentric lozenges with a central sunken dot. The irregularity of the patterned surface indicates that a ceramic mould was used. The handle is made of a thick trail applied below the shoulder, pulled up and attached to the rim, and tooled into a thumb-rest.

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.140, pp.116–7.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.52, p.59.