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  • Description

    Hemispherical bowl; complete; light green; blown, hence slight push-up inside base and slightly lopsided profile; fire-polished rim; cold-worked decoration consisting of 8 rows of circular facets, bottom row separated facets but remainder with touching edges; single deeper concave facet on the base, thus creating a secure resting dimension and removing presumed pontil mark; weathered surfaces, especially the exterior, but lacking the opaque weathering layer typical of much Sasanian glass.


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    • 6thC-7thC
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 6.9 centimetres
    • Diameter: 8.1 centimetres (rim, interior)
    • Diameter: 8.6 centimetres (rim, exterior)
    • Height: 0.15 centimetres (depth of facet on underside)
    • Thickness: 0.45 centimetres (rim)
    • Diameter: 2.3 centimetres (resting dimension)
    • Depth: 0.5 centimetres (of facets)
    • Volume: 290 millilitres
  • Curator's comments

    Fabric, colour and weathering as 134915, 134917. Slight push-up inside base is a feature of a number of bowls of this type.

  • Exhibition history



    G49/IRAN/26/20, 16 Jun-23 Dec 1994. Iranian Room [IR], case 19/8, Jul 1975-ca 1990.

  • Condition

    Complete; weathered surfaces, especially the exterior, but lacking the opaque weathering layer typical of much Sasanian glass.

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    Middle East

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