On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453

This bottle was excavated at the site of Tepe Madrasa—a site with the spatial attributes of a mosque and residential buildings that were thought to have originally been a school. This small elongated sphero-conical bottle made of greenish-white glass has four horizontal grooves that decorate its neck. Although we do not know what kind of contents it once held, its size and shape suggest that it might have been used to hold a medicinal or cosmetic substance. It is one of many objects excavated at Nishapur, Iran in 1938 and was acquired by the Museum through a division of finds with the Iranian government.

Bottle, Glass; free blown

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