Fragment with Fish

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Fish
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Overall H: 5.8 cm, Th: 0.4 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass, with pale yellowish green fracture; blown, wheel-cut, ground, polished, and engraved. Fragment: lower part of wall and edge of floor of dish or bowl with curving side. Decorated on outside with sea creatures delineated by polished facets, some of which have engraved details: (when seen from inside) part of circular medallion, defined by one concentric groove, containing, near right edge, parts of (1) fish swimming toward viewer's left and, below it, (2) fish swimming toward right; upper fish (1) has body, pectoral fin, and tail indicated by facets, some of which are engraved, and dorsal and anal fins indicated by rows of parallel cuts; lower fish is represented only by dorsal fin, which is indicated by row of parallel cuts.
Smith, Ray Winfield, Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, 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. 245-246, #417; p. 371, #417; BIB# 58895
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 180-181, #367; BIB# 27315
Catalogue des Verres Antiques de la Collection Ray Winfield Smith (1954) illustrated, p. 37, #206; BIB# 28196