Cut-glass Bottle

  • Islamic
  • 9th - 10th centuries A.D.
Catalogue Entry

This bottle was blown and molded from greenish translucent glass which was decorated with cut work. The mouth opens out to a flat form, and is surrounded by hexagonal cuts. The neck is decorated with six vertical rectangular cuts, and beneath these cuts, there are two rows, upper and lower, of six circular cuts each, which entirely circle the neck. The shoulders have been cut into a two-step flat surface, with the body then decorated with three ranks of cut work, with 17 cuts in the upper rank, 17 cuts in the middle rank, and 18 cuts in the lower rank. The base was shaved into a foot form that was then decorated with eight cut forms. This bottle is believed to have been made during the Islamic period as a continuation of a Sasanian style.