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Bottle

Date:
7th–early 8th century
Geography:
Egypt or Syria
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Glass, bluish; blown, applied blue decoration
Dimensions:
H. 7 15/16 in. (20.14 cm) Diam. 3 7/32 in. (8.24 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
x.21.210
Not on view
This bottle is a rare example of hot-worked glass decorated in the so-called spectacle pattern, in which horizontally applied trails were tooled to create a sequence of ovals around the body. The pattern is characteristic of the transition between Roman and Islamic glass production.
Unknownprovenance; accessioned by the Metropolitan Museum in 1921
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Daniel S. Walker, Arturo Ponce Guadián, Sussan Babaie, Stefano Carboni, Aimee Froom, Marie Lukens Swietochowski, Tomoko Masuya, Annie Christine Daskalakis-Matthews, Abdallah Kahil, and Rochelle Kessler. "Colegio de San Ildefonso, Septiembre de 1994-Enero de 1995." In Arte Islámico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York. Mexico City: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1994. no. 63, pp. 170-171, ill. p. 171 (b/w).

Carboni, Stefano, David Whitehouse, Robert H. Brill, and William Gudenrath. Glass of the Sultans. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001. no. 27, p. 110, ill. (color).

Ettinghausen, Richard, Oleg Grabar, and Marilyn Jenkins-Madina. Islamic Art and Architecture 650-1250. 2nd ed. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2001. p. 71, ill. fig. 109 (color).

Ekhtiar, Maryam, Sheila R. Canby, Navina Haidar, and Priscilla P. Soucek, ed. Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1st ed. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011. no. 13, p. 36, ill. p. 36 on Friday.



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