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Vessel fragment with bird and calligraphy

  • Details

    Associated place
    AfricaEgyptCairoCairo Fustat (find spot)
    Africa Egypt (place of creation)
    8th century AD (AD 701 - 800)
    Associated people
    American Research Center in Egypt (established 1948) (excavator)
    Material and technique
    glass, painted with lustre
    largest fragment 4.2 x 3.3 x 0.1 cm (height x width x depth)
    smallest fragment 1.7 x 0.8 x 0.1 cm (height x width x depth)
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    Credit line
    Presented by the American Research Centre, Egypt, 1974.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    Newby, Martine S., Glass of Four Millennia, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2000), no. 25 on p. 32, illus. pp. 32 & 33 fig. 25



  • lustre

    Metallic sheen obtained by applying a mixture of metallic oxides onto an already glazed ceramic that is refired at a reduced atmosphere.


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