Bottle with Five Disks

Object Name: 
Bottle with Five Disks

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Object Name: 
Bottle with Five Disks
Accession Number: 
59.1.433
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.3 cm; Body (including disks) W: 10.2 cm; Foot D: 4.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
800-999
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, but with yellowish green tint; few bubbles, mostly very small. Blown; relief-cut, ground, and polished. Bottle with polyhedral body. Lower neck cylindrical, splaying at bottom and merging with broad, sloping shoulder; wall consists of five rectangular panels, which meet with internal angles of about 108°; beneath panels, wall tapers sharply; junctions of shoulder and each pair of panels are chamfered to create triangular plane surface; junctions of panels and lower wall are chamfered to create similar triangular surfaces; base is hollow, with splayed foot ring, which has narrow flange immediately above rim and stepped profile at junction with underside; at center of base, low, circular boss. Principal decoration cut in relief: on lower neck, continuous horizontal rib; at mid-point of shoulder, continuous horizontal flange; on each panel, raised circular rib near edge and raised hollow disk at center; on lower wall, continuous horizontal rib. Base and relief-cut ornament are carefully finished, and edges of disks are undercut. Additionally, each triangular surface at junctions of shoulder and panels has one hollow oval facet.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, pp. 86-87, #132; BIB# 113723
A Tribute to Persia, Persian Glass (1972) p. 13, no. 16; BIB# 65782