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On display at V&A South Kensington
Glass, Room 131

Vase

16th century-17th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The green colour and exuberant decoration of this vessel are typical of the vernacular tradition of southern Spain. Its shape is also reminiscent of a mosque lamp. The area had been under Muslim rule for centuries and the influence of Islamic culture remained strong for a long time.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Green glass, with hot-worked and trailed decoration
Brief Description
Vase, Southern Spain, 1500-1699
Physical Description
Purchased from the Riano Collection
Dimensions
  • Height: 19.7cm
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Style
Summary
The green colour and exuberant decoration of this vessel are typical of the vernacular tradition of southern Spain. Its shape is also reminiscent of a mosque lamp. The area had been under Muslim rule for centuries and the influence of Islamic culture remained strong for a long time.
Other Number
8596 - Glass gallery number
Collection
Accession Number
151-1873

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record createdDecember 13, 1997
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