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Verre byzantin et islamiqueByzantine and Islamic Glass

Maria Mossakowska-Gaubert

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GUDENRATH, William ; PILOSI, Lisa ; VERITÀ, Marco ; WHITEHOUSE, David ; WYPYSKI, Mark T.
Notes on the Byzantine Painted Bowl in the Treasury of San Marco, Venice
JGS 49
The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, 2007, p. 57-62
Treasury of San Marco (VeniseVenice)

[901, 1000]
• Painted bowl from the Treasury of San Marco - some characteristics:

– belived to have been made in Constantinople (10th century);
– made of deep purplish red glass;
– decorated with large medallions containing figures, small medallions containing heads, pseudo-Kufic inscriptions, and arabesques;
– silver-gilt mount with two scrolling handles, each of which is set with a single blue, glass gem;

– gilded and enameled decoration:
- in some places the gilding and the enamel were applied together,
- in the large medallions, details such as musculature and folds in drapery were scratched through (not painted on),
- the pseudo-Kufic inscriptions:
on the inside of the rim: silver stain,
on the wall: at least partly enamel;

– abrasion on the rim, upper wall, and base.

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