Ewer with Floral Scroll

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453

This small glass ewer demonstrates the way in which vessel forms may be adapted from one medium in order to suit other media. With its distinctive conical mouth, round body, and thumb rest, this piece draws heavily upon the influence of the ubiquitous ceramic ewers produced throughout Iran during the medieval period.

Ewer with Floral Scroll, Glass, green; mold blown, applied handle

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Jug: 47.85.2; Bottle, bell-shaped: 1944.211; Bottle: 1996.409