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Name of Object:

Ewer

Location:

Doha, Qatar

Holding Museum:

Museum of Islamic Art

Date:

Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century

Type of object:

Glass

Museum Inventory Number:

GL.152

Provenance:

Iran or Egypt

Description:

It was common for glass pieces to have parallels in ceramic or, in this case, metalwork. The bird beak spout can be seen on ewers of Sasanian origin and the early Islamic period. The plant-like decoration, difficult to see from extensive weathering, is achieved by abraiding or cutting the surface of the glass once the vessel had been finished.

Citation of this web page:

 "Ewer" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;qt;Mus21;8;en&id=glass

MWNF Working Number: QT 08

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