On View In:
Gallery 243
Artist:   Artist Unknown  
Title:   Perfume bottle  
Date:   13th century  
Medium:   Blown glass with gilded and enamel decor  
Dimensions:   10 1/4 in. (26.04 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Miss Lily Place  
Location:   Gallery 243  

Mamluk artists excelled in creating gilded and enameled glass, and their wares were unrivaled during the peak of their production, the fourteenth century. A particularly popular Mamluk shape was this type of perfume sprinkler, with a long cylindrical neck and flattened globular body that was both stylish and functional.

Object Description  
Classification:   Glass (Do Not Use)  
Physical Description:   Rosewater bottle of enamelled glass. Rounded body, high base-ring, very long slender neck tapering almost to a point; upper half of body has two circular medallions 3 horizontal bands between them, and outlined in dark red brown with details in blue and white, the background originally largely gilt. The pattern in conventionalized scrolls, plants, birds and dots. Irridescent.  
Creation Place:   Asia, Syria, , ,  
Accession #:   28.24.198  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts