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Vase with Five Discs

Object Name:
8th century
Attributed to Iraq or Syria
Glass, colorless; blown, applied trail, applied stamped medallions
H. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 451
A fragment of this vase type was discovered during excavations in Qasr‑i Abu Nasr, in southern Iran, and similar pieces were later found at sites in Guyuan, China, and even Japan, demonstrating that objects of this kind were highly prized in the Far East and traded as luxury items.
[ Fahim Joseph Kouchakji, New York, until 1937; sold to MMA]
Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Islamic Glass: A Brief History." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 44, no. 2 (Fall 1986). p. 12, ill. fig. 7 (color).

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