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Asian Art

Bottle

12th Century CE

Glass, free-blown, with applied decoration and marvered trails

6 5/16 × 3 1/8 in. (16 × 8 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.255
The white lines on this blue glass vessel were added with a marver (a stone or iron implement), which was used in a rotating motion to integrate the white onto the blown blue surface. Adopted from Roman glassmaking techniques, this method was popular in Egypt and Syria from the seventh to the fourteenth century.
Geography: 
Country Syria
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian
Period: 
Iran, Seljuk period (1037–1194)
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Kouchakji Freres sales catalog 1927; Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955), New York; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.; Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955), New York; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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