Fragment with Animals

Object Name: 
Fragment with Animals

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Animals
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.469
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.7 cm, Diam: 3.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
800-999
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, with yellowish tint and small bubbles. Blown and relief-cut. Fragment of neck. Uppermost surviving part descends vertically, then expands into hollow spherical bulb, below which it is cylindrical and slightly wider at bottom than immediately beneath bulb; at top of bulb, diaphragm (D. 0.7 cm). Decorated in relief on bulb and lower neck. On bulb, two continuous horizontal ribs with triangular cross sections. On lower neck: two similar ribs, one just below bulb and other 2.6 cm farther down; between them, frieze of three almost identical animals seen in profile facing left. Each animal has head with eye defined by semicircular cut and with pointed ear or horn; body with raised outline and countersunk interior; front leg extended forward, with large triangular foot; hind leg extended backward, with large squarish foot; and tail that is narrow at junction with body and wider at end. Outlines are notched and head, feet, and tail are hatched.
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, p. 242, #401; BIB# 113723