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Mamluk vessels from Jerusalem
Mamluk period, 14th century
Israel Antiquities Authority
Most of these glass vessels were made in Jerusalem. Those made of dark purple glass were decorated with embedded white trails using a technique called marvering. Sprinklers were a common type of glass vessel in Jerusalem, as they were used for sprinkling rose water on graves and during a special ceremony held in the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir