Cosmetic Flask

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454

Vessels formed on a sand core and decorated with marvered and combed trails of contrasting colors were one of the earliest types known from Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean world. The marvered vessels produced in the Islamic areas, such as this flask, were blown on the pipe.

Cosmetic Flask, Glass, amber; blown with applied marvered opaque white decoration

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