Hegira 5th century / AD 11th century, Fatimid
Glass, incised patterns
Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamon Museum
About the Museum
This unique bottle of thick glass is adorned with a deeply cut frieze in which triangles with ornamental patterns alternate with birds in medallions. Fatimid Egypt was famous for its glass and especially rock-crystal vessels, which were highly esteemed in Europe where many survived in treasuries.