Fragment with Vegetal Scroll, Half-Palmette, and Inscription

Object Name: 
Fragment with Vegetal Scroll, Half-Palmette, and Inscription

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Vegetal Scroll, Half-Palmette, and Inscription
Accession Number: 
76.1.257
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
900-999
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, with yellowish tinge. Blown; relief-cut. Fragment of vessel with straight, vertical or tapering wall (TTh. 0.2 cm) decorated in relief (Th. 0.1 cm). Decoration consists of parts of two horizontal elements, one above other: (above) elaborate vegetal scroll extending from left to right with, on left, downward-pointing tendril that terminates in sketchy half-palmette and, on right, upward-pointing tendril that terminates in well-formed half-palmette; (below) small part of foliated Kufic inscription, part of which is embellished with half-palmette. Inscription. Stem, tendrils, and letters are notched; half-palmettes are embellished with pairs of short, incised lines.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
1976-01-01
Content, Derek, Source
1976-01-01
Category: 
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 260, #444; BIB# 113723