Silk Road Collection

Bowl with protruding decodation

  • Iran
  • 3nd-4th century AD
  • Sasanid Persia
  • glass
  • H8.0cm φ11.1cm

Having acquired Roman glass blowing techniques, glass craftsmanship flourished in Sasanian Persia, which was then widely introduced to the Eurasian continent.This is a light green glass bowl with protruding designs on its body and bottom. The designs are the result of a highly sophisticated technique whereby the surface of the bowl was pinched with a tweezer-like tool before the glass cooled down.