Fragment with Bird

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Bird
Accession Number: 
59.1.437
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam (max): 10.8 cm; Surviving H: 4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
800-999
Primary Description: 
Colorless, with small bubbles. Blown and cut. Fragment of bowl. Rim plain, with ground lip; wall straight and tapering at angle of about 45 degrees. Wall has elaborate relief-cut decoration (Th. 0.1 cm) on outside: at right, head and neck of bird shown in profile facing left. It has circular head with eye represented by drilled dot, triangular beak with incised line indicating junction of upper and lower parts, and large crest. To left of bird, indeterminate curvilinear ornament. This includes raised line terminating in hatched tassel, which somewhat resembles animal's tail, and at least one notched line or outline.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 182, #304; BIB# 113723