Detail View: The AMICA Library: Bottle

AMICA ID: 
MMA_.08.138.2
AMICA Library Year: 
2002
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Description: 
Vessels, usually those with open profiles, were often decorated with patterns carved on the ends of metal tongs and impressed on the object. Bottles such as this one, formed from two separate sections that were impressed before being joined in the so-called incalmo technique, were rather uncommon. Its appearance is enhanced by the two different colors of the upper and lower sections, making it a remarkable example of its type.
Creator Nationality: 
Asian; Middle Eastern; Syrian
Creator Dates/Places: 
Syria
Creator Name-CRT: 
Syria
Title: 
Bottle
View: 
Principal view
Creation Date: 
9th?10th century
Creation Start Date: 
800
Creation End Date: 
999
Materials and Techniques: 
Greenish colorless and dark blue glass, free-blown and impressed with tongs; tooled on the pontil
Dimensions: 
H. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
AMICA Contributor: 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
New York, New York
ID Number: 
08.138.2
Credit Line: 
Rogers Fund, 1908
Copyright: 
Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
MMA_.h1_08.138.2.tif