Some Abbasid glassware

abbasidplainglass This bottle is from Abbasid ruled Syria, from the 8th-9th century C.E. It is hand-blown glass, with a tooled pontil. The height is 7.9 cm and the diametre is 6 cm. It is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
decoratedabbasidbottle This glass bottle is from the 7th-8th century C.E. It is hand-blown with a hand tooled pontil and applied decoration. The height is 9.2 cm and diametre is 3.2 cm. It is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
moldedabbasidbottle This is a bottle from the 9th-10th century Iraq or Syria. It is made of green/yellow glass and dark blue glass, blown in two parts and impressed with tongs to make stylized figures of a running animal with long ears and a tail that ends in a palmette-like motif. The two different glasses were fused together in the incalmo technique. The height is 19.1 cm and the diametre is 9.5 cm. It is currently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
fragmentabbasidcup This is a fragment of a cup, plain glass which had been impressed with tongs. It is 9th century, with a height of 5.1 cm and a diametre of 6.3 cm. The fragment is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Recommended Reading
Glass of the Sultans: Twelve Centuries of Masterworks from the Islamic World by Stefano Carboni & David B. Whitehouse. Via Google Books.
Incised Glass Vessels from the Umayyad and Abbasid-Fatimid Periods at Bet Shean, Israel by Shulamit Hadad. JStor article. Also available for download via the Internet Archive.
The Science and Archaeology of Materials: An investigation of inorganic materials by Julian Henderson. Via Google Books.
Some Problems in Early Islamic Glass by Margaret O’Hea. Via Academia.edu.

There are many other pieces of glassware at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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  1. [...] This bottle is from Abbasid ruled Syria, from the 8th-9th century C.E. It is hand-blown glass, with a tooled pontil. The height is 7.9 cm and the diametre is 6 cm. It is in the Metropolitan Museum …  [...]

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