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Three-Footed Bowl

Object Name:
Footed bowl
8th–9th century
Attributed to Iraq or Syria
Glass, greenish-blue; blown, applied handles, feet, and trails
H. 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm) Gr. diam. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1965
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 451
The basic shape of this glass vessel also appears in pottery produced at the time. The three flat coils running down the sides of the vessel, as well as the three feet, were applied after the basic shape of the bowl had been achieved.
[ Mohammad Yeganeh, Frankfurt, until 1965; sold to MMA]
Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Islamic Glass: A Brief History." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 44, no. 2 (Fall 1986). p. 13, ill. fig. 5 (color).

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