Long-Necked Bottle

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454

Especially after the Mongol‑Mamluk peace of 1323, the Chinese motifs popular in contemporary Ilkhanid art began to appear in the art and architecture of the Mamluks. Here, a Chinese cloud‑collar design provides the framework of four medallions, each decorated with a bird of prey attacking a goose, surrounded by a floral ground of Chinese‑inspired lotus and peony blossoms. Bottles of this shape served as wine decanters, and are depicted as such in banqueting scenes in a variety of media.

Long-Necked Bottle, Glass, colorless with green tinge; blown, blown applied foot, applied decoration, enameled, and gilded

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