Fragment with Birds

Object Name: 
Fragment with Birds

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Birds
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Overall H: 5.4 cm, Diam (est): 6 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Fragment from wall (TTh. 0.25 cm) of beaker(?), decorated in relief (Th. 0.1 cm). At top, plain horizontal rib, presumably upper border of frieze. Surviving part of frieze has parts of two birds facing each other across upward-pointing arrowlike motif and, below it, flat circular boss with notched edge. Each bird stands; it has small, rounded head with countersunk eye and triangular beak with incised line between upper and lower parts, and two short incisions indicating nostrils; neck is short, with notched outline at back, parallel incisions indicating feather, and two parallel incisions at junction with body; breast has notched outline.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass and Man
Alfred University
Alfred University
Cortland State University
Coxsackie-Athens Central School
Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences
Quincy College
Rural Supplementary Educational Center
University of Michigan
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. 198, #331; BIB# 113723
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) p. 281, no. 590 (group); BIB# 27315