Fragment of Bowl

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Bowl
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Overall H: 8.2 cm, W: 4.8 cm; Estimate Rim Diam: about 12 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Fragment of Bowl. Transparent yellowish green glass with purple streamers and many small bubbles; one large stone. Blown; pincered. Fragment of bowl: almost cylindrical. Rim plain, with rounded lip; wall tapers, with slightly convex profile. Entire wall is decorated with three presumably continuous horizontal rows of pincered motifs, all impressed, made with either three or four different tools. From top to bottom: (1) row of contiguous isosceles triangles (H. 1.7 cm, W. 2.6 cm) with, between each pair of triangles, vertical row of short horizontal lines, probably made with separate tool; (2) row of apparently contiguous motifs, each shaped like wishbone, with double outline (H. 2.4 cm, W. 2.6 cm); (3) row of adjacent motifs, each shaped like single beginning quotation mark or tear with bulbous bottom and narrow top which bends toward right. Decoration is also impressed on interior of vessel.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 152, #879; BIB# 113723