Fragment Dish Handle

Object Name: 
Fragment Dish Handle

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Object Name: 
Fragment Dish Handle
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Overall H: 3.8 cm, L: 14.4 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale yellowish-green glass with transparent blue glass overlay; dish: cast or blown cased and wheel cut; handle: tooled, applied and wheel-cut. Shallow dish with straight handle which projects slightly downward; dish: small fragment only survives; plain rim beveled on inside; shallow curving side; handle: straight, with circular section; splays at base in two wing-like projections pressed against wall; elaborate wheel-cut decoration: on wall, parts of blue overlay removed together with much of yellowish-green glass evidently for open work design, which included three openings, possibly parts of a "cage"; on handle, four horizontal cuts on each wing-like projection; ten longitudinal flutes on shaft, which terminate in head of wolf with ears flattened, and teeth bared in a snarl.
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
Cut Glass from the Corning Museum of Glass
Suntory Museum of Art 1985-07 through 1985-09
The Book and the Spade
University of Wisconsin-Madison 1975 through 1975
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Word Becomes Image (2015) illustrated, p. 273;
Cage Cups: Late Roman Luxury Glasses (2015) illustrated, pp. 70-71; BIB# 146773
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 78, 249; BIB# 61154
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 285-286, #480A-B; p. 381, #480C-F; BIB# 58895
Luxury Glass in Late Antiquity (1992) illustrated, p. 110, fig. 6; BIB# 87049
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 187-188, #382; BIB# 27315