Fragment of Cup

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Cup
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.112
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.2 cm, Th: 0.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-25
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.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Title Unknown (Ontario Science Centre)
Venue(s)
Ontario Science Centre 1971 through 1971
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
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