A POST SASSANIAN LIGHT BLUE WHEEL-CUT GLASS BOTTLE

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A POST SASSANIAN LIGHT BLUE WHEEL-CUT GLASS BOTTLE
PERSIA, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY

With spherical body and tubular neck and mouth, the body cut with diagonal rows of spherical depressions in four bands, the foot formed of two concentric larger circles, the shoulder with plain cut bands, the neck divided into two registers by a plain band, the lower with two bands of ovals, the upper with vertical facets, intact, original surface still mostly preserved, very slight encrustation
7½in. (19.2cm.) high

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A very similar although slightly smaller bottle is in the Collection of the Tenri Museum, published by Shinji Fukai (Persian Glass, New York, Tokyo and Osaka, 1977, no.71). The decoration of the neck is identical.
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