Fragment with Eagle

Object Name: 
Fragment with Eagle

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Eagle
Accession Number: 
55.1.148
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 7 cm, Th: .5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
300-325
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass, with light yellowish green fracture; very small spherical bubbles; blown or cast; wheel-cut, ground and polished. Fragment from large object with convex outer surface; relief-cut decoration consists of part of eagle and foliage; eagle apparently shown frontally or almost so, with head turned to right: head, neck, and parts of breast and wings survive; head has curved beak and lens-shaped eye with prominent pupil; feathers on head, neck and breast indicated by overlapping-scale like motifs, each of which is hatched with two to four wheel-cut lines; right wing displayed; position of left wing uncertain; foliage: one pointed oval leaf and parts of three other leaves or stems, above and to left of eagle.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-12-13
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Venue(s)
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954