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Overall H: 8.8 cm, Diam (max): 7 cm
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Gift of the American Research Center in Egypt
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The 11 fragments of this bottle were uncovered in a dig in Fustat, Egypt. When an object is broken, areas that aren’t usually visible are revealed. This gives a researcher insight into how an object may have been made or used. When an archaeological object (an object that has been buried) does not need fills for structural support, conservators like to leave the object with these missing areas. This lets researchers and archaeologists study break edges of the fragments. Even with missing pieces, this bottle is stable enough on its own, so the missing areas were not filled.
American Research Center in Egypt, Source
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Bottle: pear-shaped. Transparent pale green; numerous particles of unfused batch material and many bubbles. Blown. Rim inturned and irregular, with rounded lip; neck short and slightly narrower at bottom than at top; wall curves down and out to greatest diameter 2 cm above base, and then curves in; base plain, with conical kick; pontil mark (D. about 0.8 cm).
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 62, #699; BIB# 113723
Fustat Glass of the Early Islamic Period (2001) pp. 36-37, fig. 14o; BIB# 75800
Glass of the Sultans (2001) illustrated, p. 18, fig. 3 (part of group); BIB# 68105