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Glass bracelet

Date:
ca. 7th–15th century A.D.
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Glass; drawn, tooled, and trailed
Dimensions:
H. 0.56 cm.
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.340
  • Description

    Translucent pale blue green; trails in opaque yellow, red, and turquoise blue; spikes in opaque white.
    Circular band, semicircular in section with sharp edges; no visible join.
    Outer surface decorated with added yellow trail with red stripes and five elongated splashes of turquoise blue; on top of trail, 37 small spikes, applied unevenly around band.
    Intact; some dulling, weathering, and faint iridescence.

  • References

    Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan, 71. Paris, no. 977, p. 136, pl. 173.16.

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