Fragment with Fish

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Fish
Accession Number: 
95.1.13
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 25-75
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass, with yellowish fracture and small bubbles; translucent brownish gray and opaque white, yellow, orange, red, and black enamels; blown, cracked off and ground, enameled. Cup, fragment of rim and upper part of wall. Rim cracked off and ground; wall descends almost vertically, then begins to curve inward. On outside, shortly below rim, one incised horizontal line; below this, part of enameled frieze with fishes consisting of, above, body of fish swimming to left, with back and pectoral fin outlined in black, brownish gray dorsal and caudal finds, and yellow and orange body, and, below, body of fish swimming to right, with back outlined in black, white and brownish gray dorsal fin, and red body with black and yellow markings.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
1979
Category: 
Inscription: 
F23
mark
on back at rim
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 256-257, pl. 849; BIB# 58895