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Bottle with Applied Decoration on the Neck

Object Name:
11th–13th century
Attributed to Iran
Glass, colorless; mold blown, applied blue decoration
H. 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm) Diam. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm) Wt 10.6 oz. (300.1 g)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1964
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453
This gracious bottle was executed using the technique of blowing glass in a mold, widely exploited in the regions of the eastern Mediterranean since the first century B.C. The thin spiral that embellishes its tapered neck adds another ornamental detail to the decorative effect of its fluted body.
[ Nasli M. Heeramaneck (Indian, 1902–1971), New York, until 1964; sold to MMA]
Swietochowski, Marie. "Medieval Islamic Glass." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 23 (February 1965). p. 208, ill. fig 16 (b/w).

Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Islamic Glass: A Brief History." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 44, no. 2 (Fall 1986). p. 33, ill. fig. 37 (color).

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