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Fragment of a Glass Dish

10th century
blue glass, silver stain
Overall: 3 1/8 x 4 5/16 x 13/16 in. (7.9 x 11 x 2 cm) diameter of foot: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300
The figures of men returning from a hunt on the bottom of this dish closely resemble ones on ivory and bone caskets of the period.
Theodore M. Davis, New York
Weitzmann, Kurt, ed. Age of Spirituality: Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979. no. 75, p. 86.

Pilosi, Lisa, David Whitehouse, and Mark T. Wypyski. "Byzantine Silver Stain." Journal of Glass Studies 42 (2000). pp. 85–93, 96, fig. 1–3.

Pilosi, Lisa, and David Whitehouse. "Byzantine Silver Stain: Another Example?." Journal of Glass Studies 43 (2001). p. 180.

Gudenrath, William. "Enameled Glass Vessels, 1425 BCE - 1800: The Decorating Process." Journal of Glass Studies 48 (2006). pp. 40-42.

Pilosi, Lisa, William Gudenrath, Marco Verità, David Whitehouse, and Mark T. Wypyski. "Notes on the Byzantine Painted Bowl in the Treasury of San Marco, Venice." Journal of Glass Studies 49 (2007). pp. 59 n. 8, 60–61.

Pilosi, Lisa, and David Whitehouse. "Early Islamic and Byzantine Silver Stain." In New Light on Old Glass: Recent Research on Byzantine Mosaics and Glass, edited by Chris Entwistle, and Liz James. Vol. 179. London: British Museum Press, 2013. pp. 333-334, fig. 7-8.

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