Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Bottle, 7th–early 8th century
    Egypt or Syria
    Bluish colorless and blue glass, free–blown and applied; H. 7 7/8 in. (20.1 cm), Max. Diam. 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm)
    Museum Accession (x.21.210)

    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.

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  • Bottle, 7th–early 8th century
    Egypt or Syria
    Bluish colorless and blue glass, free-blown and applied; H. 7 7/8 in. (20.1 cm), Max. Diam. 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm)
    Museum Accession (x.21.210)

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