Applique with Human Head

Object Name: 
Applique with Human Head

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Object Name: 
Applique with Human Head
Accession Number: 
59.1.175
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.9 cm, W (max): 2.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
400-799
Primary Description: 
Applique with Human Head. Transparent yellowish green with purple streaks. Stamped. Roughly oval, decorated in relief with male head with broad forehead, curved eyebrows, oval eyes with faint pupils, straight nose, and lips indicated by two short parallel lines; both head and face are hairless; edge of applique is slightly raised. Vessel wall (Th. 0.2 cm) has slight bulb on interior.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (2005) illustrated, p. 39, #40; BIB# 88262
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 196-197, #387; BIB# 27315