Islamic Art :
Islamic Art. L : Grey Glass Bottle
Grey Glass Bottle - GF.0105
Origin: Jericho, Israel
3.5" (8.9cm) high
Collection: Near Eastern
Location: Great Britain
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Surely this lovely bottle--decorated with
abstract flowers--must once itself have held
perfume from are blossoms. The scent of those
ancient blooms has faded, along with the world
that created this exquisite treasure, but if we
hold the bottle to our nose and let our mind
float free, we are transported into a past whose
beauty is unfaded and eternal.
0105: Bottle, free-blown brownish glass with
decoration. The spherical body has a short
neck which terminates in a bulge and rests on an
attached ring with deeply sunken base. The body
has several trailed designs and flat relief discs and
horizontal trailed band around the base of the
Syria or Palestine, 7th – 8th century.
Ht. 8.9cm; Top diam. 1.6cm; Base diam. 3.1cm.
Comparative material: Carboni, cat.no.5a, inv.no.
LNS 39 KG, pp.26-27, cat.no.1.4b, inv.no. LNS 63
KG, pp.38-39; Israeli, cat.nos. 434 – 435, p.335.
Prof. Geoffrey King