8th–9th century AD
transparent aquamarine glass, blown and tooled, decorated in bronze lustre, bleeding dull yellow
4 x 25.1cm
The dish is decorated with a central sunburst, around which are stylized foliate motifs alternating with hatched lozenges, applied in brown lustre. A pious inscription in Kufic script reading ‘All belongs to God’ is repeated around the rim.
[for lustre-painted glass, see GLS 594]
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.165, pp.136–7. J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.49, pp.56–7.