Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Bottle with Cut Design

Object Name:
Bottle
Date:
7th–8th century
Geography:
Egypt
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Glass, green-blue; blown, cut
Dimensions:
H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.40.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453
The white lines on the surface of this small bottle were engraved with a rotating device. This decorative technique carries on the tradition of late Roman vessels engraved in a similar fashion. The similarity to Roman glasswork suggests that this piece dates from a transitional period, early in Islamic history.
[ Nicolas Tano, Cairo, until 1930; sold to MMA]
Related Objects

Cosmetic Flask (Mukhula) of Opaque Turquoise Glass

Date: 8th–9th century Medium: Glass, opaque turquoise; blown, cold-painted Accession: 10.130.2649 On view in:Gallery 454

Enameled and Gilded Bottle

Date: late 13th century Medium: Glass, greenish; blown, folded foot; enameled and gilded Accession: 41.150 On view in:Gallery 450

Panel from a Cenotaph or Symbolic Coffin with Marquetry Decoration

Date: second half 8th century Medium: Wood (fig); mosaic with bone and four different types of wood Accession: 37.103 On view in:Gallery 451

Storage Jar

Date: 7th century Medium: Earthenware; painted, unglazed Accession: 23.2.74 On view in:Gallery 302

Bottle

Date: 9th–10th century Medium: Glass, colorless with yellowish tinge; blown, cut Accession: 63.159.5 On view in:Gallery 451