Lot 19

A Sasanian glass beaker, 5th - 7th century A.D.

Works of Art, Antiquities, Asian and Russian Art | A94kua | Live auction | 479 Lots


Glass beaker with a flat base and almost cylindrical wall. The outer wall decorated with two rows of flat oval knobs. At the bottom cross-shaped decoration from a mould. Due to age, the surface of the originally colourless to slightly greenish glass is clearly iridescent in places. One large fragment expertly glued. Chip on the rim in the area of the breakage. Diameter 10 cm. Height 5.5 cm. Rare Sasanian cup form! Glass was an important Sasanian export commodity that reached China and Japan, among others.

Provenance: From a Swiss private collection.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

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