Footed Bowl with Eagle Emblem

Object Name: Footed bowl

Date: mid-13th century

Geography: Attributed to probably Syria

Medium: Glass, colorless with yellow tinge; dip-molded, blown, applied dip-molded blown foot, stained, enameled, gilded

Dimensions: H. 7 3/16 in. (18.3 cm)
Max. Diam. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Diam. of Base: 5 in. (12.7 cm)

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891

Accession Number: 91.1.1538


This splendid footed bowl, now missing its lid, is elaborately decorated with a variety of human and animal figures, calligraphy, and geometric and pseudo-vegetal patterns. The poetic inscription and the medallion bearing an eagle, repeated four times on the body, do not help link this luxury object to a particular sultan or emir.