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GLS 614, interior
GLS 614, interior

Shallow Dish with Lustre Decoration

GLS 614

probably Egypt

8th–9th century AD

GLS 614, interior
GLS 614, side

Shallow Dish with Lustre Decoration

GLS 614

probably Egypt

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.