Glassware From Begram. Kapisa Province.
Ancient glass tumblers painted in thick bright colors resembling enamel are unequaled elsewhere. On this tumbler (h. 13.5 cm; d. 8 cm.) four scenes symbolizing nature's bounties include a woman weaving wreaths. Some identify her as ISIS who was worshipped as the patroness of Nature, first in Egypt and later throughout the Roman world. Others prefer to see her as a generic figure denoting fertility.
Photo: Louis Dupree from Rowland: Ancient art from Afghanistan: Treasures of the Kabul Museum, NY Exhibit Catalogue, 1996
- acku Afghanistan
- Image Size
- 3186x5153 / 6.0MB
- Contained in galleries
- NATIONAL MUSEUM II: CE (Common Era)