Fragment with Bird

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Bird
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.133
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 6.1 cm, Th: 0.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
175-225
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass, with light yellowish fracture; blown, cut, polished, and engraved. Dish or bowl: fragment from flat floor. Decorated on exterior with ornament intended to be seen from inside: at center, circular medallion with border consisting of continuous band of transverse parallel lines within (on inside) pair of concentric circles; inside border, swan or similar water fowl shown in profile facing right, with one wing extended; bird is composed of shallow polished facets, with scratched details.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Nahman, Maurice (French, 1868-1948), Former Collection
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
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 245, #416; p. 371, #416; BIB# 58895