London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
AN EARLY ISLAMIC 'BLACK' GLASS BIRD FRAGMENT
9TH-12TH CENTURY A.D.
The black body with applied details in red and opaque white glass comprising head, eyes, beak, folded wings and knob feet
1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) diam.
Plesch collection (AGs 3.5); acquired from Dr Leo Mildenberg, Zurich, April 1982.
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Cf. S. Carboni, Glass from Islamic Lands, London, 2001, pp. 302-303, cat. 79 for similar.
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