Fragment of glass vessel, with lustre decoration depicting trefoil plant, Egypt or Syria, 600-900
Height: 5.2 cm, Width: 4.1 cm maximum, Thickness: 0.1 cm
Glass, room 131
Lustre painting is applied after the vessel is finished, and the lustre is fixed by firing in a small reducing kiln. The technique deposits a thin layer of metallic copper and silver, which gives mother-of-pearl reflections or a variety of brilliant greens and golds. Found in Egypt.