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Medieval Islamic Multi-Colored Glass Bangle

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Seller: clioantiquities (144) 100%, Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 132005447380 Medieval Islamic Glass Bangle CULTURE / REGION OF ORIGIN: Islamic, Syria-Palestine. DATE: 13th – 15th Century CE. PROVENANCE: Ex collection of a London private gentleman, acquired on the UK art market in the 1990s. DIMENSIONS: 6.60 cm. (2.6 in.) maximum diameter. DESCRIPTION: Intact. A smaller and more delicate example of a glass bracelet or bangle of the mid-Islamic period, with obliquely pointed cross section more of less flattened on the bottom. The outer sides and upper surface are decorated with intertwined trails of brick red, range-brown, bright yellow, light green and white against a base of very dark blue glass, appearing black. The surfaces are very well preserved with only the most minimal weathering and very strongly preserved colors. A superbexample. COMPARISONS: Maud Spaer, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum, Beads and Other Small Objects, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001, number 471 for a very similar example (also illustrated in color on Plate 35). Also, Figure 85 for a group of similar examples of the 14th-15th Century from the Islamic cemetery at Tel Dan. This is typical of Islamic glass of the 13th-15th Century, frequently offered on the market by poorly informed dealers as Roman . Material: Glass

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