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Small Bottle

Object Name:
Flask
Date:
13th century
Geography:
Syria
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Glass, amber; blown, applied marvered opaque white and opaque red decoration
Dimensions:
H. 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm) Max. Diam. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Emile Tabbagh, 1915
Accession Number:
15.155
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454
Inspired by Late Roman models, glass with marvered wavy or festooned trails appears from very early in the Islamic period. Small cylindrical flasks such as this were popularly used as containers for cosmetic fluids and compounds.
Emile Tabbagh, Paris and New York (until 1915; gifted to MMA)
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