Fragment with Lions

Object Name: 
Fragment with Lions

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Lions
Accession Number: 
55.1.144
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.3 cm, D (estimate at level of animals' forepaws): 7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 901-999
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass, no obvious bubbles; blown, relief-cut. Fragment from wall of vessel with globular body. Wall (Th. 0.1. cm) curves out, down, and in. Decoration (Th. 0.1 cm) consists of two identical lions standing on their hind legs and facing one another. Each lion had head shown in twisted perspective, with two eyes represented by countersunk dots and two narrow, pointed ears; neck and body are in profile; front leg is raised and back leg is extended downward; tail curls at tip. Between lions’ hind legs is one downward-pointing palmette. Minute parts of other motifs survive above and between lions’ heads, behind lion on right, and below palmette. Outlines of lions and palmette are notched, feet are hatched, and heads have incised details.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1955-12-13
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-11-18 through 2005-04-24
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2007-03-19 through 2007-08-25
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
 
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Venue(s)
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 240, #397; BIB# 113723
Islamic Relief Cut Glass: A Suggested Chronology (1961) illustrated, pp. 20-22, 26-27, fig. 22; p. 28; BIB# AI57387
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 280-281, #591; BIB# 27315