Iran or Afghanistan
12th century AD
aquamarine-coloured glass, blown and tooled
19 x 11.2cm
The jug has flattened, slightly concave shoulders, a flaring, wide-mouthed neck and a cylindrical body tapering slightly to the base. Underneath, the base has a pointed kick and retains a pontil mark. A thick trail has been applied to the shoulders, pulled up to the rim and tooled to form a handle with a triangular thumb-rest.
The weathering is markedly similar to that of a glass disc in the Collection, also datable to the 12th century [see GLS 608].
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.260, pp.224–5. J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.149, p.127.