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Bottle

  • Place of origin:

    Old Cairo (excavated)

  • Date:

    10th century or later (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, embossed, stamped and impressed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr G.D. Hornblower

  • Museum number:

    C.1463-1921

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 25, shelf 7

Physical description

Bottle of earthenware with embossed and stamped decoration. Hand-grenade shape. On the shoulder are three knobs with impressed triangular ornaments alternating with interlaced strapwork in relief. The lower part is hexagonal and impressed with star-shaped devices.

Place of Origin

Old Cairo (excavated)

Date

10th century or later (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, embossed, stamped and impressed

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm, Width: 11.4 cm

Descriptive line

Bottle of earthenware with embossed and stamped decoration, found at El-Fostat, 10th century or later.

Labels and date

OBJECTS VARIOUSLY DESCRIBED AS FIRE-GRENADES, SPRINKLERS OR WINE-BOTTLES.
10th century and later.
619/1-5-1878, 1750-1898, 2247, C.1463-1921.

From Fostat (Old Cairo).
Given by Mr. G. D. Hornblower. [Used until 1999]

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Embossed; Stamped; Impressed

Subjects depicted

Interlacing; Strapwork; Star

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Middle East Section

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