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Small Bottle

Object Name:
13th century
Attributed to Syria
Glass, amber; blown, applied marvered opaque white and opaque red decoration
H. 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm) Max. Diam. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Emile Tabbagh, 1915
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454
Inspired by Late Roman models, glass with marvered wavy or festooned trails appears from very early in the Islamic period. Small cylindrical flasks such as this were popularly used as containers for cosmetic fluids and compounds.
Emile Tabbagh, Paris and New York (until 1915; gifted to MMA)
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