Fragment of Cup

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Cup
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Overall: 7.1 cm; Rim Diam (est): 10-11 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Rim plain, with rounded lip; wall vertical. Exterior has two horizontal bands of scratch engraved ornament: upper band, just below rim, is narrow and consisted of ground line from which extend groups of three short vertical lines; lower band, is broad and occupies most of wall; it has pair of border lines at top and small part of one border line survives at bottom; between borders, fragment preserves head of bird shown in profile facing right, with hatched circular eye and hatched open beak; in front of and below bird's head are stem- and leaf-like motifs, and small circles, which are also hatched.
Tano, Phocion J., Former Collection
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 19, #9; BIB# 113723
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 96, 249; BIB# 61154
Glasswares in Famen Temple (1992) illustrated, p. 257, no. 6353; Pl. 2, no. 9, (bottom right); BIB# AI31213