Fragment with Animal

Object Name: 
Fragment with Animal

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Animal
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.443
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.1 cm, D (max, est): 11 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
800-999
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, with yellowish tint and very small bubbles. Blown and relief-cut. Fragment of bottle. Lower wall straight and slightly tapered. Decorated in relief with frieze containing part of animal. At bottom of frieze, notched horizontal border and, below this, band of semicircular arches. Animal appears in profile facing left. It has head with countersunk eye and pointed snout with incised cross hatching; junction of neck and body is indicated by raised line with incised herringbone pattern; chest has notched outline; both forelegs are shown, with clearly defined shoulders (right shoulder has incised herringbone pattern with median line, while left shoulder is almond-shaped and contoured) and oval feet with transverse hatching. In front of animal, part of curved linear motif with incised herringbone pattern. Entire background, both inside and below frieze, has traces of cold working.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
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. 218-219, #365; BIB# 113723
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) p. 281, no. 590 (group); BIB# 27315