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Flask

Object Details

Title:

Flask

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Byzantine or Islamic

Place:

Eastern Mediterranean (Place Created)

Date:

10th–12th century

Medium:

Glass

Object Number:

2003.472

Dimensions:

5.8 × 4.5 cm (2 5/16 × 1 3/4 in.)

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Object Description

Mold-blown flask of colorless glass. There are large zig-zag patterns in relief around the body and a slight overblow. Weathering has caused some iridescence around the neck.

Provenance
Provenance
by 1974 - 1988

Erwin Oppenländer, 1901 - 1988 (Waiblingen, Germany), by inheritance to his son, Gert Oppenländer, 1988.

1988 - 2003

Gert Oppenländer (Waiblingen, Germany), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.

Bibliography
Bibliography

Saldern, Axel von, et al. Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, exh. cat. (Hamburg: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 1974), p. 259, no. 756.