Fragment of Bottle or Pitcher with Bird

Object Name: 
Fragment of Bottle or Pitcher with Bird

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Bottle or Pitcher with Bird
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Accession Number: 
Overall Diam: 4.5 cm; Estimate D: 9 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Transparent green over colorless; both with few minute bubbles. Blown, cased; relief-cut. Fragment of bottle or pitcher with globular body. Lower wall (TTh. 0.2–0.25 cm) curves out, down, and in. Green relief-cut decoration (Th. 0.1 cm): standing bird, facing left, with curved beak, small head with prominent eye, small and oval body shown in outline and partly notched, folded wing, two legs indicated by single curving lines, and narrow tail that is also shown in outline; below and to left of feet, branching stem; below tail, trace of third, unidentified element.
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. 306-307, #533; BIB# 113723
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) p. 285, no. 610 (part of group); BIB# 27315