Fragment with Eagle

Object Name: 
Fragment with Eagle

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Eagle
Accession Number: 
Overall Diam: 7 cm, Th: .5 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass, with light yellowish green fracture; very small spherical bubbles; blown or cast; wheel-cut, ground and polished. Fragment from large object with convex outer surface; relief-cut decoration consists of part of eagle and foliage; eagle apparently shown frontally or almost so, with head turned to right: head, neck, and parts of breast and wings survive; head has curved beak and lens-shaped eye with prominent pupil; feathers on head, neck and breast indicated by overlapping-scale like motifs, each of which is hatched with two to four wheel-cut lines; right wing displayed; position of left wing uncertain; foliage: one pointed oval leaf and parts of three other leaves or stems, above and to left of eagle.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 280-281, #474; p. 379, #474; BIB# 58895
Le Monde Byzantin dans L'Histoire de la Verrerie (V-XVI siecle) (1970) illustrated, p. 126, fig. 69; BIB# 19074
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 278-279, #587; BIB# 27315