Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Two-handled vessel with a pierced base

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 4th–5th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Glass, pale green
Dimensions:
13.03 in. (33.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Vessels
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1964
Accession Number:
64.60.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 405
Acquired by the Museum in 1964, purchased from K. Rabenou Ltd., New York.

"Origin and Influence, Cultural Contacts: Egypt, the Ancient Near East, and the Classical World." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 18, 1970–April 23, 1971.

“The Royal Hunter: Art of the Sasanian Empire,” Asia House Gallery, New York, The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978.

“Glass Gathers.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 24, 1990–March 31, 1991.

Corning Museum of Glass. 1965. "Recent Important Acquisitions Made by Public and Private Collections in the United States and Abroad." Journal of Glass Studies 7, p. 123, no. 11.

Crawford, Vaughn E., Prudence Oliver Harper, Oscar White Muscarella, and Beatrice Bodenstein. 1966. Ancient Near Eastern Art: Guide to the Collections. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 36, fig. 57.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1970. Origin and Influence, Cultural Contacts: Egypt, the Ancient Near East and the Classical World. exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 6.

Harper, Prudence O. 1978. The Royal Hunter: Art of the Sasanian Empire, exh. cat. New York: Asia House Gallery, p. 153, no. 76.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1991. Glass Gathers. exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 4.

Beech, G.T. 1992. "The Eleanor of Aquitaine Vase." Ars Orientalis 22, p. 72, fig. 3.

Aruz, Joan and Elisabetta Valtz Fino. 2001. “Ancient near Eastern Art.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Ars Vitraria: Glass in the Metropolitan Museum of Art 59 (1), p. 10.
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