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Alembic

Date:
9th–11th century
Geography:
Excavated in Iran, Nishapur
Medium:
Glass, green; blown, applied spout
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm)
Diam. (cup) 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
L. (overall) 3 15/16 in. (10.0 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1938
Accession Number:
38.40.195
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 452
This type of object has been found at several other early Islamic sites and was probably used for medicinal bleeding.
1937, excavated at Sabz Pushan in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1938, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds

Dearborn, MI. Arab-American National Museum. "Arab American National Museum Long Term Loan," June 1, 2006–May 31, 2009, no catalogue.

Kröger, Jens. Nishapur: Glass of the Early Islamic Period. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 240, p. 187 (b/w), ill.

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