Fragment with Birds

Object Name: 
Fragment with Birds

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Birds
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7.4 cm, W: 6 cm; Estimate Diam: about 10 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Fragment with Birds. Transparent pale bluish green glass, with few minute bubbles and specks of stone. Blown; pincered. Fragment from rim and wall of vessel. Rim plain, with rounded lip; wall almost vertical, but curving in at bottom. Pincered decoration consists of two identical birds standing and facing right, and part of another identical bird. Each bird is rendered schematically: head has beak and eye, body is small, with two short, almost vertical legs and forked tail. Two complete birds overlap; immediately behind them is head of another bird. Decoration is also impressed on interior of vessel.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 133, #836; BIB# 113723