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Marvered glass stem cup

  • Details

    Associated place
    Africa Egypt (place of creation)
    12th - 13th century (1101 - 1300)
    Material and technique
    glass, probably free-blown and shaped in a mould, with marvered decoration in white
    4 cm (height)
    8.2 cm (diameter)
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    Credit line
    Purchased with the assistance of the Friends of the Ashmolean Museum, 1975.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    Allan, James, ‘Investigations into Marvered Glass: I’, James Allan, ed., Islamic Art in the Ashmolean Museum, Part One, Oxford Studies in Islamic Arts, 10 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), x.1, cat. [no. 4] on p. 25, p. 1, illus. p. 2 fig. 3



  • marvered

    Decorative glass created by rolling hot and malleable glass over a flat surface known as marver, to create smooth sides or to consolidate applied decoration.


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