London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN ACHAEMENID BLACK CORE-FORMED GLASS KOHL FLASK
5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
The tubular body wound with trailed and tooled 'feather' decoration; another with dark blue glass body and a spiral red trail, the base with white and red marvered decoration, repaired, upper part restored, both 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) high; an opaque black core-formed glass cosmetic jar, applied white zigzag trail around the shoulder, twin handles, on knob foot; another similar the body in opaque red glass, one handle missing, both 9th-10th Century A.D., 2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high max.; an iridescent glass bottle with collared neck, with body tapered to pointed end, decorated with marvered feather design, repaired with restoration, 7th-10th Century A.D., 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high; three other Islamic bottles of later date, 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high max.; a later glass bottle with red and white feathered design, 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high; and a pottery four-sided kohl flask, tapered to the neck and decorated with striated feather design, 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) high (10)
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