Section of Ewer and Handle

Object Name: 
Section of Ewer and Handle

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Object Name: 
Section of Ewer and Handle
Accession Number: 
55.1.142
Dimensions: 
Body Section W: 8.8 cm, D: 10.2 cm; Handle Section H: 10.2 cm; Rim Diam (reconstructed): 12 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 900-1099
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, with yellowish green tinge; few very small bubbles. Blown; applied, relief-cut. Fragment of ewer, consisting of about 25 percent of rim, perhaps 20 percent of neck, upper part of handle, and part of thumb-rest. Rim plain, with bevel on inside; neck is straight and tapers; handle, with strap-shaped cross section, rises vertically above rim, then bends in and down, and is attached to neck just below rim; it has prominent thumb-rest at highest point. Neck and handle have relief-cut decoration. On neck: part of panel defined by relief-cut border, which is parallel to rim and vertical on either side of handle, but with curved recesses at top; surviving ornament to left of handle consists of parts of one or more notched relief-cut motifs that have not been identified. Thumb-rest had incised and openwork decoration, and upper part of handle has two openwork lyre-shaped motifs, upright at top and inverted at bottom.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1955-12-13
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15