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8th–9th century
Attributed to Iran or Iraq
Glass, greenish; mold blown, tooled, and free blown
H. 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Carleton S. Coon, 1963
Accession Number:
Not on view
The decoration on this bottle resembles a popular design on late Roman imperial glass vessels. The technique, however, is different: the glass was blown into a vertically ribbed mold, then the ribs created on its surface were pinched together and the vessel was blown again to its present size.
Lisa Daugherty Coon, Gloucester, MA (until 1963; gifted to MMA)
Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Islamic Glass: A Brief History." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 44, no. 2 (Fall 1986). p. 17, ill. fig. 10 (b/w).

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