Fragment of Cup

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Cup
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Overall H: 6.6 cm; Rim Diam (est): 8 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Cup: cylindrical. Rim plain with rounded lip; wall descends vertically, then curves in at bottom. Exterior of wall has two horizontal bands of scratched ornament, each bordered by single horizontal scratched lines at top and bottom, and with two additional scratched lines: one above upper band and one below lower band. Upper (narrower) band contains row of narrow isosceles triangles, bases of which are contiguous and are filled with vertical hatching; triangular spaces between each pair of hatched triangles are plain. Lower (broader) band contains two rows of contiguous arcs, of which upper row has ends pointing down and lower row has ends pointing up, defining plain area resembling twisted ribbon; backgrounds above and below this are filled with transverse hatching. Glass contains bubbles and small stones.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
From the world of Islam
Fox-Richmond Gallery 1970 through 1970
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 23, #18; BIB# 113723
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 96, 249; BIB# 61154
Glasswares in Famen Temple (1992) illustrated, p. 257, no. 6351; Pl. 2, no. 9 (lower left); BIB# AI31213