A green glass Cylinder  Iran or Mesapotamia, 8th-10th Century
Lot 47
A green glass Cylinder Persia or Mesopotamia, 8th-10th Century
£2,000 - 2,500
US$ 3,300 - 4,200
Auction Details
Lot Details
A green glass Cylinder
Persia or Mesopotamia, 8th-10th Century
of tubular form, with straight thick walls and gently rounded bottom, heavily iridesced
19cm. long

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired from a private collection in 1965.

    A similar though larger green glass cylinder exists in the Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art (inv.no. GLS 256) published in Heavenly art, Earthly Beauty, exhibition catalogue, London, 1999, no. 212. Shards of comparable vessels have been found at Nineveh and Qasr-i Abu Nasr suggesting they were widely used. Formerly thought to have been used as document containers, their exact function remains unknown.
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