Fragment with Bird

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Bird
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Overall H: 7.5 cm
On Display
300-399 or later
Primary Description: 
Transparent deep purple glass with reddish tinge in transmitted light; some small bubbles; blown, wheel-cut and polished. Fragment from wall of deep vessel with curving side, perhaps hemispherical; exterior has band of hollow-cut ornament between borders; upper border consists of broad horizontal groove with narrow groove above and below; lower border is single narrow groove; ornament consists of plump water fowl standing to left, in front of building with gabled roof; on ground in front of and behind bird, leaves on short stem; above and behind bird, longer spray of leaves.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
The Copts: Crossroads in Egyptian Culture, 2nd-7th Centuries A.D.
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design 1989-02-10 through 1989-04-16
Walters Art Gallery 1989-05-17 through 1989-07-15
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Antikes Glas (Handbuch der Archaologie) (2004) illustrated, p. 436 (Taf. 341); BIB# 83444
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 280, #473; p. 379, #473; BIB# 58895
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 181-183, #369; BIB# 27315