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Overall H: 7.9 cm; Rim Diam: 9.2 cm
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Cup. Almost colorless, with yellowish tinge; gold foil. Blown; decorated with foil, cased, ground. Cup: roughly hemispherical. Rim plain, with ground lip; wall tapers, then curves in at bottom; base is slightly rounded and has, at center, abraded oval depression (L. 1.8 cm). Entire object is cased. Wall is decorated in gold foil with two continuous horizontal registers. Upper, narrower register contains row of about 29 disks, framed above and below by plain border. Lower, much wider register contains nine upright palmettes alternating with nine motifs resembling calykes on narrow stems, all of which have scratched details, standing on continuous groundline. At center of base (when seen from inside), single bird in profile, facing left.
Motamed, Saeed, Source
Glass of the Sultans
Benaki Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Splendeur des Sassanides
Musees Royaux d' Art et d' Histoire 1993-02-11 through 1993-05-25
Sasanian Silver: Late Antique and Early Medieval Arts of Luxury from Iran
University of Michigan
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 225-226, #1007; BIB# 113723
Early Islamic Gold Sandwich Glass in The Corning Museum of Glas (2008) illustrated, p. 102, no. 1; BIB# AI76977
Glass of the Sultans (2001) illustrated, p. 225, #112; BIB# 68105
Glass in the Islamic World (2001) illustrated, [p. 4, top];
Das Alte Glas (1977) illustrated, p. 55 (fig. 44); BIB# 19900
A Tribute to Persia, Persian Glass (1972) illustrated, p. 9, no. 6; BIB# 65782
Recent Important Acquisitions, 7 (1965) illustrated, pp. 122-123, #9;
Das Alte Glas (1965) illustrated, p. 55, fig. 44; BIB# 29275