© The David Collection

Name of Object:



Copenhagen, Denmark

Holding Museum:

The David Collection


Hegira 3rd–4th century / AD 9th–10th century

Type of object:

Bottle, glass

Museum Inventory Number:

Inv.no. 3/1971

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Colorless glass, with relief-cut decoration in a green overlay (modern neck)

Period / Dynasty:



Iraq or Iran


The decoration was made by cutting away the outer layer of glass. The pattern, characteristic of early Abbasid art, was first developed for stucco reliefs that decorated buildings in the capital of Samarra. The bottle’s stylized birds and entwined, abstract vegetal ornaments are motifs that frequently appear in the art of the period.

Citation of this web page:

 "Bottle" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;dn;Mus21;4;en&id=glass

MWNF Working Number: DN 04

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