26 April 2006
AN EARLY ISLAMIC AUBERGINE GLASS JAR
CIRCA 7TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.
The rounded body decorated with irregular shaped trails, with everted rim and pad base; and another early Islamic aubergine miniature glass jar, the rounded body decorated with six applied prunts with trail above, on thick pad base, circa 7th-9th Century A.D.
2¾ in. (7 cm.) and 2¼ in. (5.6 cm.) high respectively (2)
Formerly in a German private collection, acquired in the 1960s-1970s.
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Cf. S. Carboni, Glass from Islamic Lands, London, 2001, p. 41, no. 1.7a for similar jar to item one.
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