2 Fragments of Bottle

Object Name: 
2 Fragments of Bottle

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Object Name: 
2 Fragments of Bottle
Accession Number: 
69.1.36
Dimensions: 
(a) Body H: 8 cm, Diam: about 8 cm; (b) Neck H: 4.4 cm, Diam: 3.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
800-999
Credit Line: 
Gift of the American Research Center in Egypt
Primary Description: 
2 Fragments of Bottle. Almost colorless, with yellowish green tinge; many bubbles. Body blown in mold with two vertical sections. Bottle: roughly bell-shaped and partly eight-sided. (b) Rim has narrow flange, with rather uneven rounded lip; upper neck has straight side, which splays; lower neck and top of shoulder are missing; (a) bottom of shoulder curves down and out, with rounded edge; wall almost vertical; base plain; pontil scar roughly circular (D. 1.1 cm). Body has decoration in relief, consisting of single octagonal register that extends from top of wall to 1.2 cm above base: arcade with eight contiguous compartments with vertical sides and pointed tops, each containing arch with vertical sides and semicircular top; between pointed tops of each pair of compartments, one tear-shaped motif. Mold seams are visible in narrow cylindrical space between register and bottom of wall, but not on underside of base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
American Research Center in Egypt, Source
1969
Category: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, (ab) p. 126-127, #828; BIB# 113723
Fustat Glass of the Early Islamic Period (2001) illustrated, pp. 92, 99 (fig. 42z); BIB# 75800