"Spearhead Flask" Bottle

Object Name: 
"Spearhead Flask" Bottle

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Object Name: 
"Spearhead Flask" Bottle
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 16.3 cm, W: 4.4 cm; Rim Diam: 4.4 cm
On Display
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.
Montbault, Mrs. C. de la Haye, Source
Nahman, Maurice (French, 1868-1948), Former Collection
Islam and the Medieval West
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