This gracious bottle was executed using the technique of blowing glass in a mold, widely exploited in the regions of the eastern Mediterranean since the first century B.C. The thin spiral that embellishes its tapered neck adds another ornamental detail to the decorative effect of its fluted body.
[ Nasli M. Heeramaneck (Indian), New York, until 1964; sold to MMA]
Swietochowski, Marie. "Medieval Islamic Glass." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 23 (February 1965). p. 208, ill. fig 16 (b/w).
Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Islamic Glass: A Brief History." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 44, no. 2 (Fall 1986). p. 33, ill. fig. 37 (color).
Artist: Date: 12th–13th century Accession Number: 1996.409 Date: 12th–13th centuryMedium: Glass, colorless with brown tinge; blown, impressed with tongs, applied blue rim and decorationAccession: 1996.409On view in:Gallery 453