Beaker with Animals

Object Name: 
Beaker with Animals

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Object Name: 
Beaker with Animals
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Overall H: 9.5 cm; Rim Diam: 8.2 cm; Foot Diam: 6.4 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, but with greenish yellow tint; minute bubbles; Blown; relief-cut. Beaker shaped like truncated cone. Rim plain, with rounded lip; wall straight and tapering; foot is hollow truncated cone with rounded edge and flat center; pontil mark roughly circular (D. 1.1 cm) relief-cur decoration consists of continuous frieze bordered by single horizontal ribs 1.5 and 7.3 cm below rim. Frieze contains three animals in left profile. No animal is complete, but all appear to be similar. If this is correct, each had head turned to look backward, with curved horn, eye in form of countersunk dot, squarish face, and partly open mouth. Body was shown in raised outline, with one foreleg on ground and other raised and pointing forward; hind leg had outline of haunch terminating in half-palmette; and raised tail, which also terminated in half-palmette. Between head of each animal and tail of animal in front of it, was one tear-shaped motif. Outlines, heads, horns, feet, half-palmettes, and tear-shaped motifs were hatched.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 193, #322; BIB# 113723