Fragment with Birds

Object Name: 
Fragment with Birds

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Birds
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7.1 cm, W: 2.7 cm; Estimate Diam: possibly 12 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Ray Winfield Smith
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale green glass. Blown; pincered. Fragment from rim and wall of vessel. Rim plain, with rounded lip; wall almost vertical. Pincered decoration consists of parts of two presumably identical birds standing and facing left. Each bird is rendered schematically: head has beak and eye, body is small, with two short, almost vertical legs and forked tail. Below birds, small part of indeterminate motif. Decoration is also impressed on interior of vessel.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Smith, Mrs. Ray Winfield, Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 132-133, #835; BIB# 113723