Fragment of Beaker with Horses and Riders

Object Name: 
Fragment of Beaker with Horses and Riders

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Beaker with Horses and Riders
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Overall H: 10.5 cm; Base Diam: 5.5 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, but with yellow tint. Blown; relief-cut. Fragment of beaker, probably shaped like truncated cone. Middle and lower parts of wall (Th. 0.1 cm) taper, with slightly concave profile; base plain; no pontil mark. Decoration is relief-cut (th. 0.05 cm) and consists of continuous frieze extending from horizontal rib at top of fragment to bottom of wall: two riders on horseback move from right to left. Each rider has head and torso facing viewer; first rider wears cap with long liripipe or tippet; he has diamond-shaped countersunk eyes, his clothing has hatched and cross hatched patterns, and his shoes or boots have pointed toes; second rider has similarly patterned clothing and shoes. Each horses has one front leg raised; central part of body is countersunk, and tail is raised. Some outlines of riders and horses are notched.
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, pp. 190-191, #319; BIB# 113723