Molar Flask

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Object Name: 
Small Bottle
Title: 
Molar Flask
Accession Number: 
53.1.70
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.9 cm; Shoulder Diam: 3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
900-1099
Primary Description: 
Opaque light blue. Blown (body blown in dip mold); linear-cut. Bottle. Body shaped like carrot, but lower half has square cross section. Rim plain, with rounded top; neck cylindrical, but narrower at bottom than at top; shoulder slopes and has rounded edge; wall straight and tapering; base consists of four vestigial feet. Linear-cut decoration on neck and wall. On neck: band of six rather irregular circular and oval cuts just below rim and, lower down, two more or less continuous horizontal lines. On wall: upper and lower registers of roughly equal size, separated by two continuous horizontal lines. Upper register contains four contiguous shallow U-shaped motifs with ends curling in and down, separated by A-shaped motifs without crossbar. Lower register has four contiguous V-shaped motifs, each with oval cut inside and smaller circular cut below; between each V, one or, in one case, two vertical lines, which separate each foot from its neighbors. Cutting is broad, shallow, and carelessly executed.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Montbault, Mrs. C. de la Haye, Source
1953-08-01
Nahman, Maurice (French, 1868-1948), Former Collection
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 136, #224; BIB# 113723