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Figure of a Mouse in Deep Blue Glass

Object Name:
Figure
Date:
19th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Glass, dark blue; blown, applied decoration
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/2 in. L. 7 in.
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1556
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, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
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