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Glass bowl in Millefiori technique
New York, United States of America
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hegira late 2nd–3rd century / AD 9th century
Glass, green, opaque yellow, and opaque red mosaic; fused, slumped, ground, and polished, applied foot
The millefiori technique was rediscovered in the eighth or ninth century in Mesopotamia and was probably used in the production of objects for the Abbasid caliphs in Baghdad and Samarra. A number of surviving bowls and tiles suggest that the technique was used in both domestic furnishings and interior decoration. Examples such as this one demonstrate the sophistication and range of Abbasid glassmakers.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 2001
"Glass bowl in Millefiori technique" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus23;46;en
MWNF Working Number: US3 46