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Glass flask; pear-shaped and broken at the neck, missing the upper part and its handle; mould-blown; green fabric; two inscriptions, the upper in relief with a double band of larger characters, the second on a narrower band above the foot.
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Height: 3.10 inches
- Curator's comments
- This piece was published by C.J.Lamm (pl.13, no. 6, pl. 14, no.2) on account of its inscriptions as relatively few signed pieces of glass are known from the Islamic period.
It was described as follows in the 1939 sale: 'an interesting glass Flask of pear shape (chipped at the neck), moulded in relief on a green ground with a double band of large characters rounfd the body, reading "Blessed be he who possesses this jug Omar, Mohammed, Son of Ferner", and on a narrower band above the foot signed on both halves of the mould with the signature of the master, "Work of Omar, son of Ibrahim", 31/8 in., 9th/10th century (cf. Lamm, pl. 13, no. 6, pl. 14, no. 2)'.
Previously on display with other early Islamic glass in the John Addis Gallery (G34).
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
- Middle East
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