Bowl with Bird

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Bowl with Bird
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Overall H: 5.7 cm; Rim Diam: 18.1 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass, with yellowish tinge; many small bubbles. Blown; linear- and slant-cut. Bowl. Rim plain, with rounded lip; wall straight and tapering; base plain; no pontil mark (but see below). Outside of wall and underside of base have linear- and slant-cut ornament. On wall: between two pairs of continuous horizontal grooves, continuous frieze of 13 countersunk oval motifs and 12 countersunk diamond-shaped motifs filled with hatching; ovals and diamonds are contiguous and alternate except in one place, where two ovals are side by side. On base (when seen from inside): medallion defined by pair of concentric grooves (D. 10.6 cm); it contains bird with body shown in profile, facing left, and with right wing outspread; bird has slightly curved beak, eye indicated by countersunk dot, and transverse hatching on body and wing; background has curvilinear slant-cut motifs, some of which merge with body and wing of bird. At edge of base, in narrow band between border of medallion and lower border of frieze on wall: about 40 pairs of oval or subtriangular facets, forming continuous row of V-shaped motifs.
Farhadi & Anavian Co., Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 148, #251; BIB# 113723