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  • Beaker with relief–cut decoration, Abbasid period (750–1258), 9th–10th century
    Iran
    Glass, colorless; blown, cut; H. 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm), Max. Diam. 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
    Purchase, Rogers Fund, and Jack A. Josephson, Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Balamuth, and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin W. Pearson Gifts, 1974 (1974.45)

    In its size, state of preservation, and fineness of execution, this piece has few parallels in Islamic relief-cut glass. The decoration consists of a band of palmettes, half-palmettes, and floral motifs on two scrolls between two horizontal ridges. Early Islamic carved rock-crystal vessels reputedly produced in Egypt demonstrate a close similarity in technique and design.

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  • Beaker with relief-cut decoration, Abbasid period (750–1258), 9th–10th century
    Iran
    Glass, colorless; blown, cut; H. 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm), Max. Diam. 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
    Purchase, Rogers Fund, and Jack A. Josephson, Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Balamuth, and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin W. Pearson Gifts, 1974 (1974.45)

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