Fragment of Bottle with Inscription

Object Name: 
Fragment of Bottle with Inscription

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Bottle with Inscription
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Overall H: 6.4 cm; Upper Shoulder and Cased Area Th: 0.3 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Fragment of Bottle with Inscription. Almost colorless; gold foil, grayish blue enamel. Blown; decorated with foil and enamel, cased. Fragment from bottom of neck (D. about 2.5 cm) and rounded shoulder of bottle. Only lower part of fragment is cased. Overlay has rounded edge (D. about 6 cm), above which shoulder bulges slightly. Decoration consists of horizontal border (W. 0.45-0.55 cm) of gold foil and, below this, gold Kufic or pseudo-Kufic inscription represented by parts of two or more "letters," and one grayish blue dot.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15