Fragment with Animal

Object Name: 
Fragment with Animal

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Animal
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.1.147
Dimensions: 
Overall H (surviving): 2.7 cm; Diam: 8.5 cm; Rib D (estimate): about 7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
800-999
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale yellowish green. Blown; relief-cut. Fragment from lower wall (TTh. 0.2 cm) and base (TTh. 0.4 cm) of beaker decorated in relief. On lower wall: traces of two indeterminate motifs above continuous horizontal rib that presumably defined bottom of frieze. On underside of base: lion walking in left profile. Lion has roughly circular head, with countersunk dot to represent eye, and two vestigial ears; short neck; body with plump breast and straight back and belly; two short front legs, left thrust forward and down, and right raised, both with large paws; one (left) hind leg with misplaced haunch and large paw clutching vegetal scroll; and long tail extending up and forward, and terminating in curl. Front and back of head, outlines of body, and tail are notched; paws are hatched. Interior of body is plain. Outlines of lion are approximately in horizontal plane, so that fragment stands without support.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1955-12-13
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 195-196, #326; BIB# 113723
Glass of the Sultans (2001) pp. 178-179, no. 84; BIB# 68105
Islamic Relief Cut Glass: A Suggested Chronology (1961) illustrated, pp. 19-20, fig. 20; p. 28; BIB# AI57387
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 282-283, #602; BIB# 27315