Egypt or Syria
Bluish colorless and blue glass, free-blown and applied
H. 7 7/8 in. (20.1 cm), Max. Diam. 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm)
Museum Accession (x.21.210)
This bottle is a rare example of hot-worked glass decorated in the so-called spectacle pattern, in which horizontally applied trails were tooled to create a sequence of ovals around the body. The pattern is characteristic of the transition between Roman and Islamic glass production.