AN UMAYYAD BLUE GLASS EWER IRAQ OR SYRIA, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY Rising flat base through moulded rounded body to tubular neck with shaped and pinched spout, the body decorated with groups of three vertical ribs, each side one nipped to join the central vertical one, with applied cobalt-blue handle with an applied ring joining to the back of the spout, fold at top to form a thumb rest, pontil mark, corrosion of the surface, intact 9in. (22.9cm.) high
Tomb of Abu Darda (may Allah be pleased with him) This tomb in Damascus belongs to Abu Darda (may Allah be pleased with him), an eminent companion of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). His wife Umm al-Darda is also buried close to him.