Conical Lamp or Beaker

Object Name: 
Conical Lamp or Beaker

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Object Name: 
Conical Lamp or Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
66.1.6
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 24.8 cm, Diam (max): 16.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
300-599
Primary Description: 
Transparent very pale green, with few small spheroid and elongated bubbles. Mold-blown and cut. Beaker or lamp: conical. Rim slightly everted, with beveled lip made by grinding and polishing; straight tapering wall which curves in at bottom; plain narrow base. Wall is completely covered with cut, ground, and polished decoration arranged in three continuous horizontal registers: from top to bottom, (1) with border above and below, 20 contiguous hexagons with double outlines consisting of short, rather uneven grooves, each hexagon containing one hollow oval facet; (2) also with border above and below, all-over pattern comprising four bands of 18 hexagons arranged in quincunx, with each band smaller than band above it and each facet resembling those in band below rim; (3) all-over pattern comprising eight bands of hollow facets arranged in quincunx, each band decorated as follows: at top, one band with 20 facets with rounded tops and V-shaped bottoms, five bands with 20 more or less hexagonal facets, one band with 13 irregular polygonal facets, and, at bottom, nine irregular facets with rounded bottoms.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Motamed, Saeed, Former Collection
1966
Category: 
Material: 
Splendeur des Sassanides
Venue(s)
Musees Royaux d' Art et d' Histoire 1993-02-11 through 1993-05-25
Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (2005) illustrated, pp. 51-53, #61; BIB# 88262
A Tribute to Persia, Persian Glass (1972) illustrated, p. 11, no. 12; BIB# 65782
Recent Important Acquisitions, 9 (1967) illustrated, p. 135, #15;