Bird

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Object Name: 
Bird
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
53.1.4
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.7 cm, W: 11.3 cm; Wings W: 9.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Bird. Transparent yellowish brown glass. Head, neck, body, and tail blown in one piece; beak, eyes, crest, wings, and base applied. Bird. Head is small and roughly globular, with applied beak, circular eyes, and crest, which has been cut and divided into four projections; neck projects up and forward; body is roughly egg-shaped, with outspread wings, one of which was probably divided into four projections and other definitely divided into five projections; tail is wide and raised; and base consists of single bit, which was tooled into four simple "feet."
Department: 
Provenance: 
Monif, H. Khan, Source
1953-02-26
Category: 
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 224, #1006; BIB# 113723
Glass Animals: 3,500 Years of Artistry and Design (1988) illustrated, p. 32; BIB# 32200