"Spearhead Flask" Bottle

Object Name: 
"Spearhead Flask" Bottle

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Object Name: 
"Spearhead Flask" Bottle
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
50.1.24
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.3 cm; Shoulder Diam: 3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1000-1199
Primary Description: 
"Spearhead Flask" Bottle. Transparent very pale green and opaque turquoise blue glass; blown, applied. Bottle: body is carrot-shaped and has circular horizontal cross section. Rim plain, with round lip; neck tapers; shoulder slopes, with rounded edge; wall straight, tapering, and curving in at bottom; base narrow and plain; pontil mark roughly circular (D. about 0.8 cm). Applied decoration on rim, shoulder, and wall. On rim: lip wrap, color unknown; on edge of shoulder: eight small pale green bits, each of which was pinched to form flat lunate projections. On wall: below gaps between projections on shoulder, four pale green and four turquoise trails extend from near top of wall to base, with colors alternating; each trail consists of row of small loops made by attaching it to wall at regular intervals and lifting it slightly between attachments.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steuben Glass, Inc. (1903-2011), Source
Category: 
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 180-181, #921; BIB# 113723