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  • Ewer signed by Tayyib ibn Ahmad Barmasi, 9th century
    Probably Iraq
    Transparent pale yellowish green glass, body blown in mold with two vertical sections; handle applied; H. at thumb rest 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm), H. at rim 4 1/4 in. (10.7 cm), Max. Diam. 2 1/2 in. (6.2 cm)
    Inscription (in kufic script): "That which was made for the [emir in Baghda(d)?] / the work of Tayyib ibn Ahmad Barmasi"
    Museum Accession (x.21.191)

    This ewer belongs to a group of about twenty similar objects. Nine of them, including this one, bear the same inscription and almost certainly were blown in the same full-size two-part mold. The inscription does not appear to include the name of the patron, but the glass- or mold-maker is mentioned and he remains one of the few craftsmen whose name is known.

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  • Ewer signed by Tayyib ibn Ahmad Barmasi, 9th century
    Probably Iraq
    Transparent pale yellowish green glass, body blown in mold with two vertical sections; handle applied; H. at thumb rest 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm), H. at rim 4 1/4 in. (10.7 cm), Max. Diam. 2 1/2 in. (6.2 cm)
    Inscription (in kufic script): "That which was made for the [emir in Baghda(d)?] / the work of Tayyib ibn Ahmad Barmasi"
    Museum Accession (x.21.191)

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