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

Name of Object:

Blue glass bottle with wheel-cut decoration

Location:

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)

Holding Museum:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

About Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Sharjah

Date of Object:

Hegira 4th – 5th century / AD 10th – 11th century

Museum Inventory Number:

SM 2006 - 1051

Period / Dynasty

Abbasid

Provenance:

Iraq or Western Iran

Description:

This blue bottle has a facetted neck and a honey-comb-patterned body, accentuated by a stepped shoulder and base. The striking allover pattern was achieved by grinding out the slightly concave cavities with a specially designed cutting wheel. Vessels with this type of wheel-cut decoration mark continue pre-Islamic traditions.

Citation of this web page:

 "Blue glass bottle with wheel-cut decoration" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;36;en

MWNF Working Number: UA 36

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Abbasids


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