Inkwell

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Object Name: 
Inkwell
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
50.1.38
Dimensions: 
Overall W: 4 cm; Top of Handles H: 5.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
800-1000
Primary Description: 
Transparent very pale yellowish green glass, with few bubbles; blown in two parts (rim and “well” free-blown; body blown in dip mold); parts fused; handles applied. Inkwell; body has square horizontal cross section. Rim and well consist of disk (D. 3.6 cm), with rounded lip and, at center, open-ended tube (D. 1.2 cm) extending downward for about 2 cm below top of rim. Body has rounded shoulder; all four sides are identical, with straight, slightly tapering sides; base flat; pontil mark (D. 1 cm). Rim and body are fused. Four small handles were dropped onto tops of angles between each pair of sides, drawn up and in, and attached to edge of rim.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steuben Glass, Inc., Former Collection
Category: 
Glass of the Sultans
Venue(s)
Benaki Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 85, #751; BIB# 113723
Histoire du Verre: les chefs-d'oeuvre de l'Islam (2007) illustrated, p. 43; BIB# 98424
Glass of the Sultans (2001) illustrated, p. 79, #9; BIB# 68105