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Tall-Necked Bottle

Object Name:
12th–13th century
Attributed to Iran
Glass, blue; dip-molded, blown
H. 10 in. (25.4 cm) Max. Diam. 4 3/8 in. (10.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Lionberger Davis, 1967
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453
Bottles with a globular body and a long tapered neck, possibly derived from Seljuq metalwork, were common in glass production. A number of bottles similar to this example were found at the site of Gurgan, on the shores of the Caspian Sea, though it is not clear if they were produced there. The honeycomb pattern - frequent in wheel-cut glass decoration - has a long tradition in the area, going back to the Sasanian period.
J. Lionberger Davis, Princeton, NJ (by 1966–67; gifted to MMA)
Mexico City. Colegio de San Ildefonso. "Arte islamico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York," September 30, 1994–January 8, 1995, no. 67.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Daniel S. Walker, Arturo Ponce Guadián, Sussan Babaie, Stefano Carboni, Aimee Froom, Marie Lukens Swietochowski, Tomoko Masuya, Annie Christine Daskalakis-Matthews, Abdallah Kahil, and Rochelle Kessler. "Colegio de San Ildefonso, Septiembre de 1994-Enero de 1995." In Arte Islámico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York. Mexico City: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1994. no. 67, pp. 178-179, ill. p. 179 (b/w).

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