Date: 7th–early 8th century

Geography: Attributed to Egypt or Syria

Medium: Glass, bluish; blown, applied blue decoration

Dimensions: H. 7 15/16 in. (20.14 cm)
Diam. 3 7/32 in. (8.24 cm)

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: Museum Accession

Accession Number: 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.