Beaker with Animals

Object Name: 
Beaker with Animals

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Object Name: 
Beaker with Animals
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.1.121
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.4 cm, Diam: 8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
800-999
Primary Description: 
Colorless, with very small bubbles. Blown and relief-cut. Beaker shaped like truncated cone. Rim plain, with rounded lip and bevel on inside; wall tapers. Decorated in relief with horizontal frieze defined at top and bottom by continuous ribs about 2.0 and 8.0 cm below rim. Frieze contains three very similar animals running from right to left. Each animal has head apparently shown frontally, but rest of body in profile; head is oval, with two eyes represented by countersunk dots; neck is straight at back, but widens at front and merges with chest; body is relatively short; both front legs, one of which is raised, point forward, while single hind leg extends backward; tail curves, is raised, and it terminates in palmette with five leaves. Head and feet are hatched with short cuts, neck and body have small circular depressions, and some outlines are notched.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1955-12-13
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
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 Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 193-194, #323; BIB# 113723
Islamic Relief Cut Glass: A Suggested Chronology (1961) illustrated, pp. 20-21, fig. 21; p. 28; BIB# AI57387
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 265-266, #538; BIB# 27315
An Islamic Carved Glass Cup in the Corning Museum of Glass (1955) p. 267;