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Museum of Islamic Art
Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century
Iran or Egypt
It was common for glass pieces to have parallels in ceramic or, in this case, metalwork. The bird beak spout can be seen on ewers of Sasanian origin and the early Islamic period. The plant-like decoration, difficult to see from extensive weathering, is achieved by abraiding or cutting the surface of the glass once the vessel had been finished.
"Ewer" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;qt;Mus21;8;en
MWNF Working Number: QT 08