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
abstract flowers--must once itself have
perfume from are blossoms. The scent of
ancient blooms has faded, along with the
that created this exquisite treasure,
but if we
hold the bottle to our nose and let our
float free, we are transported into a
beauty is unfaded and eternal.
0105: Bottle, free-blown brownish glass
decoration. The spherical body has a
neck which terminates in a bulge and
rests on an
attached ring with deeply sunken base.
has several trailed designs and flat
relief discs and
horizontal trailed band around the base
Syria or Palestine, 7th – 8th century.
Ht. 8.9cm; Top diam. 1.6cm; Base diam.
Comparative material: Carboni,
LNS 39 KG, pp.26-27, cat.no.1.4b,
inv.no. LNS 63
KG, pp.38-39; Israeli, cat.nos. 434 –
Prof. Geoffrey King