Fragment of Cup

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access. A new version will be available later in 2023. During this transition period, the current version of the Collections Browser may have reduced functionality and data may be not be updated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For any questions or concerns, please contact us.

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Fragment of Cup
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 5.3 cm; Wall Diam (estimate): 10 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Transparent blue glass; blown, scratch-engraved. Fragment of cylindrical cup. Wall descends vertically. Exterior has two horizontal bands of scratch-engraved ornament: (1) upper, narrow band has single border lines at top and bottom, and contains row of isosceles triangles resting on lower border and filled with transverse hatching; below this is narrow undecorated area and, below that, (2) lower, broad band, apparently divided by pairs of border lines into adjoining upright and inverted triangles; part of one upright triangle survives, containing single motif with lobed sides and wedge-shaped top, interior of which has two concentric circles; inner circle is hatched, outer circle is plain, and remainder of motif has transverse hatching; to left, small part of one inverted triangle survives; it contained some other, unidentified motif.
Tano, Phocion J. (Greek), Former Collection
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 20, #11; BIB# 113723
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 96, 249; BIB# 61154
Glasswares in Famen Temple (1992) illustrated, p. 257, no. 6357; Pl. 2, no. 10 (top left); BIB# AI31213