Saucer Shaped like Fish

Object Name: 
Saucer Shaped like Fish

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Object Name: 
Saucer Shaped like Fish
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.1.149
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.1 cm, W: 6 cm, L: 6.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
700-999
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, with greenish gray tinge; few very small bubbles. Probably cast; relief-cut. Saucer shaped like half of fish that has been divided vertically and now rests on its side, with body hollowed out to form oval recess. Rim plain, with rounded lip; two horizontal triangular flanges at sides, representing caudal and anal fins, and two similar flanges at end, representing forked tail; wall (TTh. 0.5 cm, Th. without decoration 0.3 cm) curves down and in, and merges with base, which is convex. Decorated on fins, wall, and base. On each fin: one incised line, extending from base to tip. On wall and base: “step” that runs from side to side at junction of head and body, and represents gills; between gills and base of tail, three tear-shaped bosses, which serve as vessel’s feet, each with concave surface and its point toward tail.
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
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 78, #120; BIB# 113723