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
Islam and the Medieval West
University Art Museum, Binghamton 1975 through 1975
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