Islamic Glass Bottle (Sprinkler) - AMD.276, Origin: Central Asia, Circa: 1000 AD to 1100 AD, Dimensions: 6" (15.2cm) high, Collection: Islamic Art, Style: Mold Blown/Applied Decoration, Medium: Glass. This bottle has a rounded irregular ledge rim, a long neck widening towards the bottom, a slopping shoulder, a squat globular body, and a concave disk base. Trails wounds spirals four times around the neck. Around the base of the neck is an undulating trail in the same colour as the sprinkler. The trail was a very common form of decoration used to decorate bottles of this type. It was believed that it may have served to make the vessel easier to hold. The body is decorated with cartouches of arabesque nature. The surface of the vessel is partly weathered, resulting in a pale brown patina.
Ancient Near East