Islamic Glass

Islamic Decanter (Ewer)



gift of: the Minden Family

date: c. 7th - 9th century AD

provenance: Syro-Palestine or Iran

description: Tall decanter with a pear-shaped body and pinched lip. There is an approximately 5 mm interior flange running through the mid-point of the bulbous body and five bands of trailed decoration to the throat; the handle is fugitive.
Green glass.
Height: 23 cm
Diameter 11 cm

Handle is fugitive, small hole to the body repaired, spreading fractures from the hole are stable, trace encrustation, old collection label to the base.