Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.1.52
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.1 cm, Diam (max): 7.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
900-1099
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, with yellowish green tinge. Blown; facet- and slant-cut. Beaker shaped like truncated cone. Rim ground flat; wall straight and tapering; base flat; no pontil mark (but see below). Wall has both facet- and slantcut decoration: 2.7 to 4.2 cm below rim, three continuous horizontal grooves, each with roughly Vshaped profile, in which upper side of V is four times longer than lower side; 4.9 cm below rim, fourth horizontal groove similar to those above it. On lower wall: two horizontal bands, each containing 11 contiguous hollow facets. Those in upper band are crescent-shaped, and those in lower band are subcircular, having rounded tops and bottoms but straight sides. At bottom of wall: one broad horizontal groove with same profile as other grooves, lower side of which defines foot. Underside of base has central countersunk boss (D. 2.9 cm), presumably to remove pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
1979
Category: 
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 42-43, #52; BIB# 113723