In Iran Bastan Museum (National Museum of Iran), ceramic, glass and
metal cupping-glasses manufactured in workshops of Rey, Gorgan and
Neishabour, during 9th and 10th centuries A.D., are exhibited.
shape is similar to that of a drinking glass, with rounded bottom and
smooth rim, tapering into a tubular end.
shape of these medical instruments has caused it to be called as such.
Glass cupping-glasses are of the blown type and no adornment is
visible upon those.
Other glass items on display include specimen preserved in Glassware
and Ceramic Museum of Iran (Abguineh):
Medicine container of thin glass, height: 13.5 cm., North-west of
Iran, 2nd-3rd century A.D., Arsacid period.
Medicine container of thin glass, height: 7.6 cm., North of Iran,
2nd-3rd century A.D., Arsacid period.
Cupping-glass, iridescent, rim diameter: 3.7 cm., Khorasan, 13-14th
Cupping-glass, iridescent, rim diameter: 5 cm., Khorasan, 13-14th
Glass laboratory container, iridescent, length: 19.5 cm., Neishabour,
10-11 century A.D.
Glass medicine mortar, diameter: 4.8 cm., Gorgan, 11th century A.D.
Glass medicine mortar with square rim, length: 11.7 cm., Gorgan,
10-11th century A.D.
Glass laboratory container, iridescent, length: 18.5 cm., Neishabour,
13th century A.D.
among lacquered preserved in Reza Abbasi Museum, A barber's toolbox
from 19th century, signed "Sadeqolvadeh" and decorated with
flower and bird motives, could be admired. Inside it, complete panoply
of a barber could be seen.