"Spearhead Flask" Bottle

Object Name: 
"Spearhead Flask" Bottle

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Object Name: 
"Spearhead Flask" Bottle
Accession Number: 
53.1.87
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 16.3 cm, W: 4.4 cm; Rim Diam: 4.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
900-1199
Primary Description: 
"Spearhead Flask" Bottle. Transparent pale green, with small bubbles; deep blue trail. Blown (body blown in dip mold); applied. Bottle: roughly carrot-shaped body, with eight-sided horizontal cross section at shoulder and square cross section in lower wall. Rim plain, with rounded lip; neck cylindrical, tapering, and with bulge near bottom; shoulder slopes, with rounded edge; wall tapers and is straight; base plain; pontil mark roughly oval (W. 0.9 cm). Body decorated from shoulder to base with ornament in low relief. On all four sides that extend to base: pair of vertical ribs separated by groove, and with grooves on either side; on sides that taper and cease above base, vertical row of three lozenges that are diamond-shaped at top and narrow rhombuses at bottom. Blue wrap on rim was drawn down over upper neck and wound in one more or less horizontal trail.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Montbault, Mrs. C. de la Haye, Source
1953-08-01
Nahman, Maurice (French, 1868-1948), Former Collection
Category: 
Islam and the Medieval West
Venue(s)
University Art Museum, Binghamton 1975 through 1975
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 105-106, #788; BIB# 113723
Islam and the Medieval West (1975) illustrated, no. G14; BIB# 18974
Islamic Art Across the World: an exhibition (1970) p. 45, #230; BIB# 18881