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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English.

Name of Object:

Bottle

Location:

Copenhagen, Denmark

Holding Museum:

The David Collection

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Date of Object:

Hegira 3rd–4th century / AD 9th–10th century

Museum Inventory Number:

Inv.no. 3/1971

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Colorless glass, with relief-cut decoration in a green overlay (modern neck)

Period / Dynasty

Abbasid

Provenance:

Iraq or Iran

Description:

The decoration was made by cutting away the outer layer of glass. The pattern, characteristic of early Abbasid art, was first developed for stucco reliefs that decorated buildings in the capital of Samarra. The bottle’s stylized birds and entwined, abstract vegetal ornaments are motifs that frequently appear in the art of the period.

Citation of this web page:

 "Bottle" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;4;en

MWNF Working Number: DN 04

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Abbasids


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Glass

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