Bottle with Cut Design

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453

The white lines on the surface of this small bottle were engraved with a rotating device. This decorative technique carries on the tradition of late Roman vessels engraved in a similar fashion. The similarity to Roman glasswork suggests that this piece dates from a transitional period, early in Islamic history.

Bottle with Cut Design, Glass, green-blue; blown, cut

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