Biconical Bottle

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Object Name: 
Biconical Bottle
Accession Number: 
53.1.31
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6.2 cm, Diam (max): 5.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 800-999
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, with yellowish green tint; many small bubbles. Blown; facet- cut, ground, and polished. Upper wall is straight, flaring to greatest diameter 3.7 cm above bottom; lower wall also straight, but tapering; base plain; trace of pontil mark (D. about 0.9 cm). Upper wall is divided into eight contiguous vertical facets, which are flat; lower wall has eight similar facets, each pair of which meet below mid-point of facet in upper wall.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Montbault, Mrs. C. de la Haye, Source
1953-08-01
Nahman, Maurice ((b. 1868-1946)), Former Collection
Category: 
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 53, #71; BIB# 113723