Small Bottle shaped like Fish

Object Name: 
Small Bottle shaped like Fish

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Object Name: 
Small Bottle shaped like Fish
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Overall H: 4.8 cm, W: 2 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless, with yellowish brown tinge. Blown (probably mold-blown); perhaps ground; linear- and facet-cut. Bottle. Lower neck has roughly circular cross section; body has cross section resembling flattened oval, with two broad, flat sides and two narrow, rounded sides; flat sides taper slightly, while rounded sides curve out, down, and in; at bottom, two short extensions of narrow sides form bifurcated “tail.” On each broad side: raised diamond-shaped panel, bisected horizontally by slant-cut lens-shaped motif containing four or five vertical cuts; above and below lens-shaped motif, one vertical line extending inward from top and bottom of diamond, defined by vertical groove. On each narrow side: vertical row of five facets shaped like crescents.
Tano, Phocion J. (Greek), Former Collection
Islamisches Bleiglas und mina (2014) illustrated, p. 62, fig. 1; BIB# AI100160
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 132, #217; BIB# 113723