Mosaic Fragment

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Mosaic Fragment
Accession Number: 
81.1.45
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 3.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 800-899
Credit Line: 
Gift of the American Research Center in Egypt
Primary Description: 
Opaque yellow and opaque red, and opaque white and translucent deep green. Slices of canes fused in disk, which was sagged over mold; ground and polished. Fragment: wall of vessel (Th. 0.15–0.3 cm). Orientation unknown. Composed of slices from two different canes: (1) large yellow dot surrounded by red, and (2) white and green stripes. Yellow and red slices were stretched to form long, narrow ovals. Both surfaces are smooth and shiny.
Department: 
Provenance: 
American Research Center in Egypt, Source
1981-12-29
Category: 
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 20-21, #608; BIB# 113723
Fustat Glass of the Early Islamic Period (2001) #44g, pp. 106-108, fig. 44g, pl. 44g; BIB# 75800
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 88, 249; BIB# 61154
Glass Finds from Fustat: 1972-1980 (1987) illustrated, p. 69, no. 19, fig. 19; BIB# AI19058