Bowl with Animals

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Object Name: 
Bowl with Animals
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 8.1 cm; Rim Diam: 8.7 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Bowl with Animals. Almost colorless, with greenish tinge. Blown; pincered. Bowl: cylindrical. Rim plain, with rounded lip; wall vertical, curving in slightly at bottom; base plain; pontil mark roughly circular (W. 1.2-1.4 cm). Pincered decoration consists of three very similar animals with impressed outlines. Each animal (H. about 6.5 cm) is shown in profile facing left, but with head turned toward viewer. Head is oval, with two oval eyes and ears indicated by single short, upward pointing lines; neck consists of one U-shaped line, body of two ovals placed side by side, each leg is represented by one straight line, and tail by single U-shaped line. Decoration is also impressed on interior of vessel.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
Les Tresors Fatimides du Caire
Institut du Monde Arabe 1998-04-27 through 1998-08-30
Kunsthistorisches Museum 1998-10 through 1999-02
Drinking Glasses Through the Ages
Place des Antiquaries 1987-11-18 through 1988-01-31
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 130-131, #831; BIB# 113723
Schatze der Kalifen: Islamische Kunst zur Fatimidenzeit (1998) illustrated, p. 195, #178; BIB# 96403
Important Acquisitions from the Strauss Collection (1980) illustrated, p. 104, #10; BIB# AI9181