Drinking beaker with relief-cut decoration
Type: Drinking vessels
Date: Ninth to tenth century
Location or Findspot (Modern-Day Country): Iran
Dimensions: Height of 14 cm and diameter of 11.6 cm
Description: Glassmaking in Iran reached new levels under Islam with works of colorless cut glass like the drinking vessel shown here. While the glass was still hot, it could be decorated on a rotating wheel. The glass is a delicate 1 mm in thickness with carefully executed palmette and calyx decoration cut into into it.
Relevant Textbook Chapter(s): 5
Repository and Online Resources: • Read more about this object on the website of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.