Alembic

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Object Name: 
Alembic
Accession Number: 
63.1.6
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.7 cm; Far Side of Condenser to Tip of Spout W: 12.4 cm; Condenser Diam: 6.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
700-999
Primary Description: 
Transparent light grayish green, with brown streamers, small stones, and many bubbles; blown (two gathers). Alembic, with hemispherical dome. From bottom to top: rim plain with rounded lip; neck cylindrical; shoulder pushed in around neck to form collecting channel about 1.5 cm deep; wall curves up and in and merges with top shaped like dome; pontil mark (D. 1.4 cm) contains scale. Spout attached to shoulder and upper wall; it curves down and out, then straightens.
Provenance: 
Motamed, Saeed, Source
1963-01-24
Category: 
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Technique: 
Material: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 80, #741; BIB# 113723
Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants (2010) illustrated, p. 238, #119; BIB# 115588