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Islamic Vessel with Floral Decoration from the 13th Century AD
13th century A.D.
D : 12.4 cm
Black, Blue, Turquoise
Complete but reglued from several fragments.
A medium-sized, perfectly circular phiale, with a low wall. The body is hollow with a very flared rim; it was hammered from a single, thin sheet of silver.
Vessels in the shape of dates, which look very realistic with the vertical grooves imitating the wrinkles of the dried fruit, are among the most famous and popular glass vases of the early Imperial period.
Hammered from a single sheet of silver, this phiale is outstanding both for its quality and for its weight. All decorations were carried out in repoussé work.
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