28 décembre 2017

Glass mug with enamel painting (polo player on horseback), Glass and stained glass: Syria, around 1300

Glass mug with enamel painting (polo player on horseback), Glass and stained glass: Syria, around 1300. Colorless glass, enamel, silver, gilded. Height 19.9 cm; Diameter of vessel rim 11.2 cm; Dm foot 10.2 cm. Green Vault, IV 193. © Dresden State Art Collections. Almost throughout the Middle Ages, the southern Mediterranean region dominated by Islam was culturally far superior to the West. This is also evidenced by this masterpiece with enamel painting, created in the heyday of the Syrian glass industry around... [Lire la suite]