Conical Lamp or Beaker

Object Name: 
Conical Lamp or Beaker

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Object Name: 
Conical Lamp or Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 24.8 cm, Diam (max): 16.5 cm
On Display
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.
Motamed, Saeed, Former Collection
Splendeur des Sassanides
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; BIB# AI97741