Glass Bowl

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454

The shape, size, and decoration of this bowl demonstrate an affinity between luster‑painted glass and ceramic lusterware. The division of the vessel walls into panels and the stylized palmette‑tree motifs frequently appear on luster‑painted bowls made in Fatimid Egypt. The Arabic inscription around the rim, in angular kufic script, has not yet been deciphered.

Glass Bowl, Glass, bluish; blown, stained

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