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  • Bowl, late 10th–early 11th century
    Probably Egypt
    Bluish colorless glass, free–blown and stained; tooled on the pontil; yellow and brown copper and silver stains; H. 4 1/4 in. (10.7 cm), Max. Diam. 6 in. (15.3 cm)
    Inscription (in kufic script): thus far not deciphered
    Purchase, Rogers Fund and Gifts of Richard S. Perkins, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Seley, Walter D. Binger, Margaret Mushekian, Mrs. Mildred T. Keally, Hess Foundation, Mehdi Mahboubian and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Westcott, 1974 (1974.74)

    The artistic relationship between stained glass and luster-painted ceramics is evident from the shape, size, and decorative program of this bowl. The division of the surface into regular panels decorated with a stylized tree is otherwise unknown in glass decoration but is commonly seen on luster-painted ceramic vessels. The inscription around the rim, in angular kufic script, has not been deciphered.

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  • Bowl, late 10th–early 11th century
    Probably Egypt
    Bluish colorless glass, free-blown and stained; tooled on the pontil; yellow and brown copper and silver stains; H. 4 1/4 in. (10.7 cm), Max. Diam. 6 in. (15.3 cm)
    Inscription (in kufic script): thus far not deciphered
    Purchase, Rogers Fund and Gifts of Richard S. Perkins, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Seley, Walter D. Binger, Margaret Mushekian, Mrs. Mildred T. Keally, Hess Foundation, Mehdi Mahboubian and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Westcott, 1974 (1974.74)

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