Cylindrical Turquoise Bottle

Object Name: 
Cylindrical Turquoise Bottle

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Object Name: 
Cylindrical Turquoise Bottle
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Overall H: 27.3 cm, Diam (max): 15.5 cm, Diam (rim): 7.8 cm, Weight 701.74 kg
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Opaque turquoise blue; bubbles and white inclusions. Blown; facet- and linear-cut. Bottle with roughly cylindrical body. It has flange rim with rounded edge, truncated conical neck, and shallow, sloping shoulder, which also has rounded edge; wall is straight and tapers toward bottom. Base is plain. Neck, shoulder, and wall have wheel-cut ornament. Decoration on neck consists of five continuous horizontal bands separated by grooves. Bands contain following motifs (from top to bottom): (1) six square facets, (2) eight four-pointed stars linked by eight short horizontal cuts, (3) four shallow V-shaped elements alternating with four inverted Vs, (4) as (2), and (5) as (1), but with 10 square facets. Decoration on shoulder consists of, around bottom of neck, three concentric grooves, and, at junction with wall, one continuous band of oval facets between single horizontal groove near edge of shoulder and identical groove near top of wall. Wall itself has pair of continuous horizontal grooves above midpoint and continuous band of oval facets below groove, at junction with base.
Rabenou, Khahil, Source
The Great Age of the Seljuqs
Metropolitan Museum of Art
This major loan exhibition focuses on one of the most productive periods in the history of Iranian and Anatolian art. The art of the Great Seljuqs, who ruled Iran, has been collected in Europe and North America since the early 20th century, while the flowering of architecture and the arts that occurred under the Seljuqs of Rum (Anatolia) and the Atabegs of the Jazira bring together approximately 300 objects from public and private collections in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia. With objects grouped thematically, the exhibition will open with a section devoted to the Seljuq rulers. Following that, the thematic sections will center on The Courtly Cycle, Palace and Household, Science, Medicine and Technology, Astrology and Magic, Religion, and the Funerary Arts. The exhibition is organized by Sheila Canby, Deniz Beyazit, and Martina Rugiadi at the MMA. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
Islam and the Medieval West
University Art Museum, Binghamton 1975 through 1975
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 3) (2012) pp. 441, 658, 682; BIB# 61154
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 51, #67; BIB# 113723
Glass of the Sultans (2001) illustrated, p. 169, #75; BIB# 68105
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 101, 249; BIB# 61154
The Survey of Glass in the World (1992) illustrated, (no. 207), p. 102, 292; BIB# 44518
Islam and the Medieval West (1975) no. G9; BIB# 18974
A Tribute to Persia, Persian Glass (1972) illustrated, p. 13, no. 18; BIB# 65782