Possibly Fragment of Beaker with Fantastic Animal

Object Name: 
Possibly Fragment of Beaker with Fantastic Animal

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Object Name: 
Possibly Fragment of Beaker with Fantastic Animal
Accession Number: 
Overall Max. Dim: 4.4 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Possibly Fragment of Beaker with Fantastic Animal. Almost colorless, with yellowish tinge. Blown; relief-cut. Fragment from beaker(?) with straight wall (TTh. 0.25 cm) decorated in relief (Th. 0.1 cm). Decoration is enigmatic, but it may consist of fantastic animal shown in left profile. Its head has large eye indicated by countersunk dot, two small ears, and short, curved horn; neck and breast are represented by single curved line; similar but short line indicates back; and wing is in form of half-palmette. Above head and wing, curvilinear motif, part of which has triangular end. Lines are notched, details in head are incised, and triangular motif has incised lines and one printy.
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 197, #329; BIB# 113723