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  • Bottle with molded designs of animals, Abbasid period (750–1258), 9t–10th century
    Iraq or Syria
    Glass, greenish yellow, blown in two parts, impressed with tongs; H. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm), Diam. 3 3/4 in. (19.5 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1908 (08.138.2)

    Vessels, usually those with open profiles, were often decorated with patterns carved on the ends of metal tongs and impressed on the object. Bottles such as this one, formed from two separate sections that were impressed before being joined in the so-called incalmo technique, were rather uncommon. Its appearance is enhanced by the two different colors of the upper and lower sections, making it a remarkable example of its type.

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  • Bottle with molded designs of animals, Abbasid period (750–1258), 9t–10th century
    Iraq or Syria
    Glass, greenish yellow, blown in two parts, impressed with tongs; H. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm), Diam. 3 3/4 in. (19.5 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1908 (08.138.2)

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