Spearhead Flask

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Object Name: 
"Spearhead Flask" Bottle
Title: 
Spearhead Flask
Accession Number: 
53.1.69
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12 cm; Shoulder Diam: 3.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 901-999
Primary Description: 
Transparent deep blue; bubbles. Blown (perhaps in dip mold); linear-cut. Bottle with carrot-shaped body. Rim plain, with rounded lip; neck cylindrical, but wider at top than at bottom; shoulder slopes and has rounded edge; wall tapers, with circular cross section at top and square cross section at bottom; base flat; no pontil mark. Neck and wall have broad, rather irregular linear-cut ornament. On neck: five oval or circular cuts just below rim and, under these, one continuous horizontal groove. On body (from top to bottom): (1) eight lanceolate motifs, rounded at top and pointed at bottom, each with short arc-shaped cut above and pairs of short horizontal cuts at bottom, between it and its neighbors; (2) two continuous more or less horizontal grooves; (3) on each of four sides, two or more short straight or arc-shaped cuts; and (4) also on each side, one pair of vertical cuts.
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. 133, #219; BIB# 113723