Fish-Shaped Applique

Object Name: 
Fish-Shaped Applique

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Fish-Shaped Applique
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 2.5 cm, W: 4.5 cm, Th: 1.9 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; blown, tooled and wheel-cut. Hollow fish- shaped applique attached to wall of vessel; fish is seen from side, facing right; mouth open wide, with teeth in upper and lower jaws; on head, eye and gills clearly indicated by tooling and cutting; on body, pectoral, pelvic, dorsal and anal fins tooled and wheel-cut, lateral line indicated by single wheel- cut groove; patches of scales indicated by cutting.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Cage Cups: Late Roman Luxury Glasses (2015) illustrated, pp. 156-157; BIB# 146773
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 285, #479; p. 380, #479; BIB# 58895
Fragments of Late Roman Cage Cups in the United States (1993) illustrated, p. 114, fig. 3; p. 115; BIB# AI34300