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Verre byzantin et islamiqueByzantine and Islamic Glass

Maria Mossakowska-Gaubert

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JONES, Janet Duncan
The Glass
PARKER, Thomas S.
The Roman Frontier in Central Jordan. Final Report on the ‘Limes Arabicus’ Project, 1980-1989, vol. 2
Dumbarton Oaks Studies 40
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, 2006, p. 393-412

[284, 1900]
• Glass from the sites excavated by the ‘Limes Arabicus’ Project - some characteristics:
– date:
- the vast majority are from the Byzantine Period;
– archaeological context:
- mainly from the legionary fortress of Al-Lejjūn; some glasses are from the Al-Lejjūn ‘vicus’ and the ‘castella’ of Qaṣr Bashīr and Daʿjāniya;
– forms:
- the great majority of vessels were open shapes: bowls, beakers, lamps, plates,
- other forms (less numerous): bottles, ewers, jars.

• Examples of glass objects:
– Late Roman contexts:
- mould cast vessels (nos 1-3) dated from 1st century B.C. to 1st century A.D., found in a late context.
– Early Byzantine contexts:
- engraved fragments (nos 72-73);
- vessels with blue blobs (nos 84-91);
- window glass:
fragments of “muff” or mould cast panes,
fragments of “crown” glass (nos 135-136);
- fragments of bracelets:
undecorated (no. 137),
relief designs of alternating ridges and circles (no. 141).
– Late Byzantine contexts:
- fragments of lamps:
cylindrical bowls with handles: so-called “tumbler” lamps (nos 102-105),
stemmed lamps (nos 106-107);
- fragments of bracelets (nos 138-140): tooled ridges on outer surface.
– Islamic Period contexts:
- fragments of beaker with gold painted and blue enamelled decoration (no. 134).
Jordanie Jordan Al-Lejjūn consommation
Daʿjāniya consommation
Qaṣr Bāshīr consommation

Version 5, données dudata date 30 janvier 2013January 30th 2013