Tall-Necked Bottle

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453

Bottles with a globular body and a long tapered neck, possibly derived from Seljuq metalwork, were common in glass production. A number of bottles similar to this example were found at the site of Gurgan, on the shores of the Caspian Sea, though it is not clear if they were produced there. The honeycomb pattern - frequent in wheel-cut glass decoration - has a long tradition in the area, going back to the Sasanian period.

Tall-Necked Bottle, Glass, blue; dip-molded, blown

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.