Bottle

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Object Name: 
Bottle
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.1.6
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 25.8 cm, Diam (max): 11.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1100-1199
Primary Description: 
Bottle. Translucent deep green; numerous bubbles. Body and foot blown in mold with two vertical sections; applied. Bottle: roughly globular. Rim is irregular horizontal flange with rounded edge; neck is tall and narrow cylinder, slightly wider at bottom than at top; shoulder slopes and merges with wall, which curves down, out, and in; base has straight side, rounded at bottom, with concave underside, which has concentric groove (D. 4.3 cm); pontil mark (D. 2.1 cm). Applied decoration near bottom of neck consists of three trails making irregular openwork zigzag between two continuous horizontal ribs. Mold-blown decoration consists of four continuous friezes separated by single horizontal ribs and with additional horizontal rib beneath lowest frieze (from top to bottom): (1) 12 contiguous downward-pointing tongue-shaped elements; (2) continuous vegetal scroll with nine elaborate leaves or flowers; (3) Kufic inscription, translated as "And to the owner happiness and blessing and joy"; and (4) continuous vegetal scroll.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-04-19
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Glass of the Sultans
Venue(s)
Benaki Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
 
Historia del Vidrio: desarrollo formal, technologico y cientifico (2012) illustrated, Fig. 59, p. 74; BIB# 139172
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 21, fig. 2.10; BIB# 120381
Islamic Masterworks: 'Glass of the Sultans' at the Met (2001-11) illustrated, fig. 15;
Glass of the Sultans (2001) illustrated, p. 93, #19; BIB# 68105
Beauty of Glass (2000) illustrated, p. 112; BIB# 77736
Hikari no shouchu: sekai no garasu = The glass (1992) p. 95, #151; BIB# 58995
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 34, #22; BIB# 35679
Fran Mesopotamien till medeltid (1990-01) p. 46;
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 42, #35; p. 44; BIB# 33211
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 78-79, pl. 31; BIB# 33819
Islamic Art in the United States: The Corning Museum of Glass (1985) p. 68, ill.;
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 41, #34; BIB# 21161
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 236-237, #467; BIB# 27315