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Figure of a Mouse in Deep Blue Glass

Object Name:
19th century
Attributed to Iran
Glass, dark blue; blown, applied decoration
H. 4 1/2 in. L. 7 in.
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 462
This glass mouse demonstrates the talent of a Persian glass-blower, who would have taken great pains to carefully produce the anatomical details of this life-sized creature. These types of whimsical forms were admired for their graceful shapes and bright colors, and decoratively displayed within niches of private and public buildings in Tehran, Isfahan, and Shiraz.
Edward C. Moore (American, New York 1827–1891 New York), New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
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