Exhibitions/ Art Object

Bottle with Christian Scenes

Date:
mid-13th century
Geography:
Made in Syria
Culture:
Syrian
Medium:
Glass, gold and enamel
Dimensions:
11 1/8 × 7 in. (28.2 × 17.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Vessels
Credit Line:
Furusiyya Art Foundation (R-3012)
Not on view
Using lively line and color, the artist of this spectacular bottle brings a local Christian community to life. Imposing buildings, clearly designated with crosses, alternate with charming details of agricultural activities, from harvesting dates and picking grapes to plowing fields.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven," September 26, 2016–January 8, 2017.