6 July 2016
AN ISLAMIC PALE GREEN GLASS BOTTLE
CIRCA 9TH-10TH CENTURY A.D.
Mould-blown, the barrel-shaped body with mirrored scrolling arabesque design and Kufic text, baraka li-sahibihi, 'Blessings to its owner' repeated vertically twice, the broad shoulder with band of circles, the spreading cylindrical neck with a bulge just beneath the a wide flaring mouth, the base slightly concave and with a pontil scar
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high
Acquired prior to 2000.
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For similar but without the inscription, cf. Carboni & Whitehouse, 2001, p. 91, no. 17.
Please note, the provenance for this lot should read 'Acquired prior to 1995'.
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