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:
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.