A carved bone flask iran 11th century
Lot 2
A rare carved bone Molar Flask probably Egypt, 9th/10th Century
£1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,700 - 2,500
Auction Details
Lot Details
A rare carved bone Molar Flask
probably Egypt, 9th/10th Century
of roughly square faceted form rising from a tiered foot to a stepped shoulder and narrow neck widening at mouth, carved to body with angular abstract designs
8.7 cm. high

Footnotes

  • The shape of this bone flask is based on molar flasks in glass that have been found in Egypt, Persia and Mesopotamia, all dating to the Medieval period. Closest comparison of form of the body and decoration can be drawn with a bottle in the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, attributed to Egypt (Stefano Carboni, Glass from Islamic Lands, London, 2001, p. 128, cat. 2.30d).
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