Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Mamluk vessels from Jerusalem
Mamluk period, 14th century
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1942-421, 1945-92, 1992-206, 2009-849, 2009-851, 2009-853
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