Beaker or Lamp

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Object Name: 
Beaker or Lamp
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 9.3 cm; Rim Diam: 10.75 cm
On Display
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.
Dobkin, Eliahu, Former Collection
Splendeur des Sassanides
Musees Royaux d' Art et d' Histoire 1993-02-11 through 1993-05-25
Zhongguo gu dai bo li qi min = Chinese ancient glass (2018) illustrated, p. 127 (fig. 4-39);
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; BIB# AI97744