Globular Bottle with Long Neck

Object Name: 
Globular Bottle with Long Neck

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Object Name: 
Globular Bottle with Long Neck
Accession Number: 
55.1.129
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 21.4 cm, Diam (max): 10.6 cm; Rim Diam: 2.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
800-999
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, with green tint; very many bubbles up to 2 cm long. Blown, cut, ground, and polished. The object is a bottle with a globular body. The rim has been ground flat, except for a narrow chamfer at the outer edge. The neck is cylindrical and wider at the bottom than at the top. The base is narrow and slightly concave. There is no pontil mark. The neck and wall have facet-cut decoration arranged in horizontal bands. Those on the neck contain (from top to bottom): (1) five contiguous rectangular facets, the junctions of which have been cut away to make five very narrow triangular facets; (2) 13 transverse oval facets; (3) six facets shaped like rhombuses arranged to form three contiguous chevrons, with a single oval facet in each of the triangular spaces above and below the chevrons; (4) 16 short, rectangular facets arranged to form eight contiguous chevrons; and (5) two rows of seven roughly triangular or semicircular facets. The five bands of facets are separated by shallow grooves that are 0.5-0.6 cm wide. The bands of ornament on the wall contain (from top to bottom): (1) 23 transverse oval facets; (2) three rows of adjacent and occasionally overlapping circular facets arranged in quincunx, with 14 facets in each row; and (3) 26 short, rectangular facets arranged to form 13 contiguous chevrons. The three bands of facets are framed at the top by a shallow groove that is 0.5-0.6 cm wide. In every case, the facets are polished, but the bands are not. The cutting of the facets exposed a number of large bubbles, some of which were removed by grinding and polishing.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-12-13
Category: 
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
 
Special Exhibition of Islamic Art
Venue(s)
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1950 through 1950
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, pp. 44-45, #55; BIB# 113723
Glass of the Sultans (2001) illustrated, p. 168, #74; BIB# 68105
Islamic Art Across the World: an exhibition (1970) p. 45, #229; BIB# 18881