Fragment of Cup

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Fragment of Cup
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Overall H: 2.2 cm, Th: 0.3 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Translucent green over opaque white on translucent reddish purple glasses; blown and cased (two layers), carved, ground, and polished. Cup: fragment of rim. Rim plain, with one lathe-cut groove 0.5 cm below lip on outside and similar groove 0.25 cm below lip on inside; upper wall vertical. Decorated in relief with white wing and white and green vegetal motifs. Wing consists of five long, curving parallel feathers, each with engraved rib and veins; it is raised, with tip pointing to left. Vegetation consists of vinescroll with narrow stalks, which extends across fragment from right to left, passing behind wing; stalk is white, scrolling leaf and part of another element are green over white. At right edge of fragment is white element, possibly part of creature with wing.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Title Unknown (Ontario Science Centre)
Ontario Science Centre 1971 through 1971
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 52-53, #49; p. 329, #49; BIB# 58895
The Ancient Art of Cameo Glass (1985) p. 35; BIB# AI14995
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, p. 105, #182; BIB# 27315