Important Perfume Glass Bottle in Form of an Animal, “Cage Flask”

Culture: Levant
Period: 6th-7th century A.D.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 10.2 cm high
Price: 5 200 Euro
Ref: 3055
Provenance: English collection S.G.
Condition: On one side some glass threads missing, wear on the snout, otherwise wonderfully preserved.
Description: Extremely rare cosmetic flask of pale green glass. A double-unguentarium decorated with horizontal fine, red-brown rigaree carried on the back of a stylized, four leg animal (probably a horse or donkey) with a black tail and black head. Beautifully iridescent colours. References can be found in the Metropolitan Museum (Accession number: 69.153) and in the Princeton University Art Museum (Inventory number: y1940-331).