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Glass from West Asia

Glass, West Asia

Works of Art (30)

Alabastron (small jar for perfumes or unguents), 2nd–1st century B.C.; Hellenistic, Cypriot, Glass (74.51.319)
Amulet case, late 19th–early 20th century, Central Asia, Silver, glass (2006.544.9)
Animal flask, 7th–8th century, Syria, Yellowish, pinkish, and grayish colorless glass, free-blown and applied; tooled on the pontil (1999.145)
Beaker with relief-cut decoration, Abbasid period (750–1258), 9th–10th century, Iran, Glass, colorless, blown, cut (1974.45)
Bottle with molded designs of animals, Abbasid period (750–1258), 9th–10th century, Iraq or Syria, glass, greenish yellow, blown in two parts, impressed with tongs (08.138.2)
Bottle, 12th century, Probably Syrian, Mold-blown and tooled glass with applied decoration (2005.318)
Bottle, 7th–early 8th century, Egypt or Syria, Bluish colorless and blue glass, free-blown and applied (x.21.210)
Bottle, late 13th century; Mamluk, Probably Syria, Greenish colorless glass, free-blown, enameled, and gilded; tooled on the pontil; red, blue, green, yellow, purple, brown, pink, white, gray blue, and black enamels; and gold (41.150)
Bowl in millefiori technique, Abbasid period (750–1258), 9th century, Probably Iraq, Glass, green, opaque yellow, and opaque red mosaic, fused, slumped, ground, and polished, applied foot (2001.266)
Cage animal flask, 7th–8th century, Syria, Applied glass (69.153)
Collar stud, early 20th century, Attributed to Ersari, Central Asia or Iran, Silver with parcel gilt (or fire gilt) embossing, with glass stones and turquoise beads (2007.497.6)
Conical bowl, 2nd–1st century B.C., Hellenistic; Said to be from Syria, Cast glass (81.10.243)
Cosmetic flask (mukhula), Abbasid period (750–1258), 8th–9th century, probably Egypt, glass, opaque turquoise; blown, cold painted (10.130.2649)
Cup, 9th–10th century, Egypt, Syria, or Iraq, Yellowish colorless glass, free-blown and impressed; tooled on the pontil (1974.15)
Ewer signed by Tayyib ibn Ahmad Barmasi, 9th century, Probably Iraq, Transparent pale yellowish green glass, body blown in mold with two vertical sections; handle applied (x.21.191)
Ewer with birds and animals, 10th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Tepe Madrasa, Glass, colorless; blown, folded foot, applied handle, cut (39.40.101)
Faceted Bowl, 5th–7th century; Sasanian, Iran (?), Glass, blown and wheel-cut (59.34)
Footed bowl with eagle emblem, Mamluk period (1250–1517), mid-13th century, probably Syria, glass, colorless with yellow tinge; dip-molded, blown, applied dip-molded blown foot, stained, enameled, gilded (91.1.1538)
Fragmentary plate with engraved designs, 9th century, Attributed to Syria or Iraq; found at Iran, Nishapur, Tepe Madrasa, Well in annex of W4, low level below gatch, Glass, blue; blown, applied trail, scratch-engraved (40.170.131)
Glass alabastron, late 8th–6th century B.C.; Archaic, Probably Phoenician; From Cyprus, Glass (74.51.312)
Goblet with incised designs, Abbasid period (750–1258), 8th–9th century, Probably Iraq or Syria, Glass, bluish green, blown, applied solid stem and blown foot, scratch-engraved (65.173.1)
Goblets with applied decoration, Seljuq period (1040–1196), 11th–early 12th century, Iran, Glass, colorless, blown, applied decoration (2000.279.1,.2)
Hexagonal Bottle, 500–629, Byzantine; Possibly from Syria, Glass, mold-blown (1972.118.180)
Jewelry elements, Timurid period (1370–1507), late 14th–16th century, Iran or Central Asia, Gold sheet, worked, chased, and set with turquoise, gray chalcedony, and glass, large medallion (1989.87a–l)
Mold-blown vessel signed by Ennion, first half of 1st century A.D.; Julio-Claudian, Roman; found on Cyprus, Glass (17.194.226)
Monochrome bowls, 1st century A.D., Roman; From Syria, Opaque cast glass (1972.118.185) (13.198.1,.2,.3)
Physician's cupping glass or alembic, 9th–11th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Tepe Madrasa, Glass, greenish; blown, applied spout (40.170.132)
Plaque with "woman at the window" motif, 9th–8th century B.C.; Neo-Assyrian period; Phoenician style, Probably Arslan Tash, Syria, Ivory inlaid with glass (57.80.12)
Plate, Mamluk period (1250–1517), 14th century, Syria, glass, free blown, enameled and gilded, tooled on the pontil (91.1.1533)
Swan-neck bottle, Qajar period (1779–1925), 19th century, Iran, Glass, blue, dip-molded, blown, folded foot (17.190.829)