Probably Egypt / Bowl / late 10th?early 11th centuryProbably Egypt
late 10th?early 11th century

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Probably Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: Probably Egypt
Title: Bowl
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 967
Creation End Date: 1033
Creation Date: late 10th?early 11th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Bluish colorless glass, free-blown and stained; tooled on the pontil; yellow and brown copper and silver stains
Dimensions: H. 4 1/4 in. (10.7 cm), Max. Diam. 6 in. (15.3 cm)
Inscriptions: Inscription (in kufic script): thus far not deciphered
Description: The artistic relationship between stained glass and luster-painted ceramics is evident from the shape, size, and decorative program of this bowl. The division of the surface into regular panels decorated with a stylized tree is otherwise unknown in glass decoration but is commonly seen on luster-painted ceramic vessels. The inscription around the rim , in angular kufic script, has not been deciphered.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 1974.74
Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers Fund and Gifts of Richard S. Perkins, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Seley, Walter D. Binger, Margaret Mushekian, Mrs. Mildred T. Keally, Hess Foundation, Mehdi Mahboubian and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Westcott, 1974
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1974.74
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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