Attributed to Iran, Nishapur. Found/excavated Iran
Glass, blue and opaque white; blown, cased, cut
L. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
W. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1940
Not on view
Another widely-exported early relief-cut type, which is often in cameo technique with a different colored outer layer that is cut away to reveal the body as background, leaving the decoration in the contrasting color.
1939, excavated at Tepe Madrasa in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1940, 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. 193, p. 140, ill. (b/w).