Syria / Cage animal flask / 7th?8th centurySyria
Cage animal flask
7th?8th century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Syrian
Creator Dates/Places: Syria
Creator Name-CRT: Syria
Title: Cage animal flask
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 600
Creation End Date: 799
Creation Date: 7th?8th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Applied glass
Dimensions: H. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm), Gr. L. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm), Gr. Diam . 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm)
Description: During Roman and early Islamic times, a popular type of vessel was a single, double, or quadruple glass cosmetic tube intricately decorated with trailed glass threads. In the Islamic examples, these tubes are carried on the backs of domestic animals, and the trailed threads are meant to imitate wicker baskets or cages protecting the bottle.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 69.153
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Payson, 1969
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art . All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.69.153
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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