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Object Name: 
Fragment
Accession Number: 
73.1.42
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.8 cm, W: 5.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1275-1299
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Betty Gruene Speir
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass, with patches of milky white iridescence; probably blown, enameled, gilded. Globular vessel, possibly a mosque lamp; fragment preserves section of wall with kufic decoration and large arabesque pattern; all designs outlined in thin red enamel line; blue enamel "relief" background; register separated by heavy red enamel "relief" line below which arabesque is outlined with heavy red "relief" line; interior blue filled; exterior filled with opaque white; some traces of gilt decoration adhering to various enamels.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Speir, Betty Gruene, Source
1973
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Former Collection
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