Fragment of Cup or Beaker with Bird

Object Name: 
Fragment of Cup or Beaker with Bird

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Cup or Beaker with Bird
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 5.4 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Transparent green over colorless; both with very few small bubbles. Blown, applied; relief and linear-cut. Fragment from wall of cup or beaker (TTh. 0.25 cm), which is straight and either vertical or tapering. Relief decoration (Th. 0.1 cm): part of standing bird in profile, facing right; lower body shown in outline; leg indicated by single line of uneven thickness; wing, folded against back, appears as solid green triangle, with plumage indicated by straight cuts through to colorless glass; tail, too, is solid green; just below tail, colorless horizontal rib, presumably continuous, in countersunk relief. Colorless glass has traces of coldworking only in vicinity of bird.
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, p. 304, #528; BIB# 113723