Fragment of Bottle

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Bottle
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4.3 cm; Wall Diam (est): 12 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Fragment of Bottle: from wall of bottle. Wall almost straight, but with slightly convex profile. Exterior has parts of two horizontal bands of scratch-engraved ornament, with narrow undecorated strips above and below. Upper band has cable motif enclosing oval panels, each of which contains leaf-like motif with (in one case) three lobes on each side and one lobe at each end, enlivened by oval element; above and below narrowest parts of cable, arc enclosing empty space. Background, interior of ovals enclosed by cable, and ovals in leaf-like motifs have transverse hatching. Small part, only, of lower band survives; it is hatched. Glass has few small bubbles and stones.
Tano, Phocion J. (Greek), Former Collection
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 32, #37; BIB# 113723
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 96, 249; BIB# 61154
Glasswares in Famen Temple (1992) illustrated, p. 257, no. 6359; Pl. 2, no. 10 (bottom left); BIB# AI31213