Goblet with Birds

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Object Name: 
Goblet with Birds
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Surviving H: 11.2 cm, Diam: 9.3 cm
Not on Display
probably 900-999
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Colorless, with very few bubbles. Blown and relief-cut. Goblet with truncated conical bowl. Rim plain; wall straight and tapering, with narrow horizontal flange at bottom; base curves down and in; stem cylindrical. Wall is relief-cut with continuous frieze bordered by horizontal rib at top and flange at bottom. Frieze contains three apparently identical birds shown in profile facing viewer's left. Each bird has small head with drilled circular eye and curved beak; long sinuous neck; bulbous body and thick tail with rounded end, both defined by single continuous outline and filled with drilled dots; one vestigial wing, extended above body; neck terminates in short leg with triangular foot; other leg, also with triangular foot, is just behind it. Each pair of birds is separated by triangular palmette-like motifs, and above each bird is one tear-shaped motif lying on its side. Between birds and upper border, inscription in Kufic style.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 209-210, #352; BIB# 113723
The New Corning Museum of Glass (1980-05) illustrated, p. 53; BIB# AI9207
Recent Important Acquisitions, 8 (1966) illustrated, p. 132, #9; BIB# AI97742