Flask (fragmentary). Made for 'Imad al-Diri Zengi Atabeg. Made of gilded glass.

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1906,0719.1

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Flask (fragmentary). Made for 'Imad al-Diri Zengi Atabeg. Made of gilded glass.

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  • Flask (fragmentary). Made for 'Imad al-Diri Zengi Atabeg. Made of gilded glass.

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  • COMPASS Title: Fragments of a yellowish glass flask

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  • Flask (fragmentary). Made for 'Imad al-Diri Zengi Atabeg. Made of gilded glass.

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  • Flask (fragmentary). Made for 'Imad al-Diri Zengi Atabeg. Made of gilded glass.

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  • Gilded glass bottle; clear yellowish decorated with gold applied in suspension and then fired. The lower frieze shows an eagle with outstretched wings between pomegranate trees; the narrower band around the centre carries a cursive Arabic inscription and a broad band above the shoulder depicts a female dancer beside a pomegranate tree, holding a castanet in her left hand, and another female playing a harp. The vessel has a pronounced kick but the neck has broken off at the bottom; fragment.

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