2 Fragments of Bottle

Object Name: 
2 Fragments of Bottle

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Object Name: 
2 Fragments of Bottle
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(a) Body H: 8 cm, Diam: about 8 cm; (b) Neck H: 4.4 cm, Diam: 3.2 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of the American Research Center in Egypt
Primary Description: 
2 Fragments of Bottle. Almost colorless, with yellowish green tinge; many bubbles. Body blown in mold with two vertical sections. Bottle: roughly bell-shaped and partly eight-sided. (b) Rim has narrow flange, with rather uneven rounded lip; upper neck has straight side, which splays; lower neck and top of shoulder are missing; (a) bottom of shoulder curves down and out, with rounded edge; wall almost vertical; base plain; pontil scar roughly circular (D. 1.1 cm). Body has decoration in relief, consisting of single octagonal register that extends from top of wall to 1.2 cm above base: arcade with eight contiguous compartments with vertical sides and pointed tops, each containing arch with vertical sides and semicircular top; between pointed tops of each pair of compartments, one tear-shaped motif. Mold seams are visible in narrow cylindrical space between register and bottom of wall, but not on underside of base.
American Research Center in Egypt, Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, (ab) p. 126-127, #828; BIB# 113723
Fustat Glass of the Early Islamic Period (2001) illustrated, pp. 92, 99 (fig. 42z); BIB# 75800