Fragment of Beaker

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Fragment of Beaker
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Overall H: 6.2 cm; Estimate D: 6 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Transparent green over almost colorless. Green and colorless glasses have very few minute bubbles. Blown, applied, and linear-cut. Beaker. Wall is straight and tapers. Decorated with green pad (H. at least 5.5 cm, W. at least 4.2 cm). Pad is linear-cut in form of stylized animal seen in profile facing right, with squarish head and bushy tail which rises above rump and extends forward almost to neck and head; head, neck, body, hind limb, and especially tail enlivened with cuts through green to colorless glass. To right of pad, three straight vertical cuts and part of curvilinear motif.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 285, #495; BIB# 113723
Early Islamic Cameo Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (2003) illustrated, p. 151, fig. 6; BIB# AI57285
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) p. 285, no. 610 (part of group); BIB# 27315