Beaker or Lamp

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Object Name: 
Beaker or Lamp
Accession Number: 
63.1.21
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.3 cm; Rim Diam: 10.75 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
probably 300-699
Primary Description: 
Transparent very pale green, with translucent blue blobs. Mold-blown and cut. Beaker or lamp: conical. Rim slightly everted, with plain lip, which was knocked off and ground flat; wall bulges and then tapers, curving inward at bottom; base plain, with small concavity; no pontil mark. Wall is completely covered with applied and cut, ground, and polished decoration arranged in three continuous horizontal registers: from top to bottom, (1) between rather irregular borders, 13 hollow oval facets alternating with groups of six short horizontal grooves, one above the other; (2) 21 applied blue blobs; (3) below irregular border, all-over pattern comprising four bands of hollow facets arranged in quincunx, each band decorated as follows: at top, one band with 19 facets with rounded tops and V-shaped bottoms, two bands with 19 more or less hexagonal facets, and, at bottom, 11 irregular facets with rounded bottoms.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Dobkin, Eliahu, Former Collection
1963
Category: 
Splendeur des Sassanides
Venue(s)
Musees Royaux d' Art et d' Histoire 1993-02-11 through 1993-05-25
Glass along the Silk Road from 200 BC to AD 1000 (2010) illustrated, p. 108; BIB# 120363
Glass, Gilding & Grand Design (2007) illustrated, p. 30, fig. 14; BIB# 103121
Les Perses sassanides (2006) pp. 152-153, #97; BIB# 94091
Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (2005) illustrated, cover, jacket; pp. 50-51, #60; BIB# 88262
Recent Important Acquisitions, 6 (1964) illustrated, p. 158, #11;