Molar Flask

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Object Name: 
Small Bottle
Title: 
Molar Flask
Accession Number: 
76.1.185
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.4 cm; Body W: 2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
800-1099
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Transparent bluish green. Blown (probably mold-blown); perhaps ground; facet-cut. Bottle. Bottom of neck has circular cross section; body has narrow shoulder, vertical sides, and square cross section; at bottom of wall, four pointed feet, one at each corner. Decoration on body was probably very similar on all four sides, with horizontal groove above midpoint. On shoulder: triangular step has been removed from all four corners, leaving raised square area with angles at 45 degrees to corners. On upper wall: each side has two contiguous wedge-shaped facets, which are wider at top than at bottom. On lower wall: large wedge-shaped cut, which partly defines feet; at angles between each pair of sides, one long triangular facet, which begins just below top, ends at top of foot, and has protrusion at horizontal groove.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Feldmann Collection, Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
1976-01-01
Content, Derek, Source
1976-01-01
Category: 
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 69-70, #107; BIB# 113723