Fragment of Jar

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Jar
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Overall H: 4.4 cm; Estimate Rim Diam: about 3 cm; Estiamte Bottom of Wall Diam (max): about 8 cm
Not on Display
about 1200-1299
Primary Description: 
Fragment of Jar. Transparent light purple, with opaque white trails. Blown in dip mold; applied, marvered. Fragment of jar shaped like truncated cone. Rim thickened, with flat top; walls splays and curves in at bottom; base slightly concave; pontil mark roughly circular (D. 1.1 cm). Fragment has four (of estimated total of about 24) prominent ribs extending from center of base to about 2 cm below rim. Applied decoration: unmarvered trail covers top of rim and extends in spiral just over 1 cm down wall; marvered trail dropped onto center of base and wound spirally 19 times around base and wall, ending just below top of ribs; each circuit has wavy effect, probably created when parison was inserted in dip mold.
el Chaer, Mohamed abd El Rahim, Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 206, #967; BIB# 113723