Fragment with Fantastic Animal

Object Name: 
Fragment with Fantastic Animal

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Fantastic Animal
Accession Number: 
79.1.309
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 3.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
800-999
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass, with yellowish tinge; minute bubbles. Blown; relief-cut. Fragment of beaker(?). Wall (Th. 0.2 cm with decoration, 0.1 cm without decoration) straight and perhaps tapering. Decorated in relief with horizontal rib, below which is small part of frieze with fantastic animal seen in profile, facing left. Animal has head with countersunk eye, narrow muzzle terminating in bulbous snout with two countersunk nostrils or eyes, and triangular ears separated by V-shaped cut notch; head is completely covered with hatching, which makes herringbone patterns on muzzle and snout, and each ear has one drilled dot; neck is long and curved, with notched outlines and countersunk interior decorated with row of four drilled dots.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
1979
Category: 
Inscription: 
F78
inscription
Green Paint On back of fragment
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, pp. 196-197, #328; BIB# 113723