Fragment with Birds and Fruits

Object Name: 
Fragment with Birds and Fruits

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Birds and Fruits
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Overall H: 4.9 cm, W: 3.5 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Opaque white over translucent deep blue glass; blown, cased, cut and ground (cameo technique). Fragment from wall of cup; decorated in high relief (up to 0.6 cm) with garlands composed of branches with leaves and fruits of various species, including oak; among the garlands, two birds (both incomplete) feed on the fruits; one bird has the head and beak completely separated from the background by undercutting.
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Cage Cups: Late Roman Luxury Glasses (2015) illustrated, p. 21; BIB# 146773
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 63, #71; p. 330, #71; BIB# 58895
The Portland Vase (1990) illustrated, p. 165, fig. 130;
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking (1982) illustrated, pp. 22, 100, #7; BIB# 30609