Bottle with Hares

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Bottle with Hares
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Overall H: 15.3 cm; Base Diam: 8.6 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless, with some seed. Blown; relief-cut. Bottle with bell-shaped body. Rim plain, with rounded lip; neck cylindrical, but narrower at bottom than at top; shoulder rounded; wall almost straight and wider at bottom than at top; base plain; no pontil mark (but see below). Decorated on neck, shoulder, wall, and base. On neck: raised collar (H. 2.9 cm) decorated with 13 tall, narrow tongues, each rounded at top, outlined in relief; below this, continuous horizontal rib and, at junction with shoulder, one continuous "step." On shoulder: two steps, below which is register (H. 2.3 cm) containing 18 tongues, wider than those on neck, each rounded at bottom, outlined in relief. On wall: two registers (each H. about 3 cm), defined by three horizontal ribs; upper register contains six running "hares" facing forward in left profile, each with raised outlines, countersunk eye, large ear, and prominent tail; lower register has six similar animals, also running from left to right, but with their heads alternately looking forward and back; in both registers, some outlines are notched and heads, ears, and some limbs are hatched. On base: two concentric circles, one at edge and other (D. 3.6 cm) at center.
Motamed, Saeed, Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, pp. 220-221, #369; BIB# 113723
The Glass Source Book (1990) illustrated, p. 42, #2, ill.; BIB# 33844
Recent Important Acquisitions, 16 (1974) illustrated, p. 127, #14; BIB# AI91024