Vessel fragment with bird and calligraphy


  • Title

    Vessel fragment with bird and calligraphy

  • Associated people

    American Research Center in Egypt (established 1948) (excavator)
  • Associated place

    Fustat (find spot)
    Egypt (place of creation)
  • Date

    8th century AD (AD 701 - 800)
  • Material and technique

    glass, painted with lustre

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    largest fragment 4.2 x 3.3 x 0.1 cm (height x width x depth)
    smallest fragment 1.7 x 0.8 x 0.1 cm (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by the American Research Centre, Egypt, 1974.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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Glossary of terms


Further reading

Newby, Martine S., Glass of Four Millennia, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2000), no. 25 on p. 32, illus. pp. 32 & 33 fig. 25

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