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Glass flask

ca. 7th–9th century A.D.
Glass; blown
H.: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent deep turquoise blue.
Vertical rim, folded over and in; flaring mouth joining imperceptibly with neck, expanding downwards, and conical body with convex side; deep kick in bottom, with sharp pontil scar.
Intact; many blowing striations; dulling, some pitting, and iridescent weathering.
Said to be from Phoenicia (modern Lebanon)

Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1418, p. 193, pl. 252.2, Paris.

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