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Green Glass Jar

Object Name:
Jar
Date:
10th century
Geography:
Excavated in Iran, Nishapur
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Glass, green; blown
Dimensions:
H. 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1938
Accession Number:
38.40.196
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 452
No direct evidence for the production of glass was revealed during the Nishapur excavations, although we assume that glass objects were in fact made in Nishapur, especially the utilitarian vessels found in quantity in the Sabz Pushan neighborhood. This small jar is typical of the glass finds of Sabz Pushan.
1937, excavated at Sabz Pushan in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1938, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds

Kröger, Jens. Nishapur: Glass of the Early Islamic Period. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 59, p. 63 (b/w), ill.



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