Beaker with Human Figure and Bird

Object Name: 
Beaker with Human Figure and Bird

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Object Name: 
Beaker with Human Figure and Bird
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 9.7 cm; Rim Diam: 4.8 cm
Not on Display
about 800-1099
Primary Description: 
Colorless; many minute bubbles. Blown; linear-cut. Beaker shaped like truncated cone. Rim plain, with top ground flat; wall (Th. 0.1 cm) straight and tapering; base plain; pontil mark mostly removed by grinding. Wall has linear-cut decoration consisting of continuous horizontal frieze with two parallel lines forming border at top and single groundline at bottom. Frieze contains four motifs (from right to left): (1) human figure standing or squatting to front; he wears closely fitting cap with long, narrow “ears”; face is large, eyes are almond-shaped, torso is short, arms are indicated by oval elements, legs are short and perhaps bent, and feet stand on groundline; (2) almost completely missing; it cannot be identified, unless surviving part is tail of bird facing right; (3) plantlike motif with single stem, pair of leaves above midpoint, and leaf or leaf spray at top; and (4) bird standing to left, facing (1).
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 105-106, #165; BIB# 113723
Conservation and Care of Glass Objects (2006) illustrated, p. 81; BIB# 96019
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 266-267, no. 541; BIB# 27315