Fragment with Palmette and Half-Palmettes

Object Name: 
Fragment with Palmette and Half-Palmettes

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Palmette and Half-Palmettes
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Overall H: 3.5 cm; Rib Diam (estimate): 6 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless. Blown; relief-cut. Fragment of globular bottle. Minute part of shoulder survives; upper wall curves out and down. Decorated with horizontal rib at junction of shoulder and wall. Below this, fragment has one palmette and parts of three half-palmettes. Palmette springs from two stems, one on each side, and has volutes, triangular insets in sides, and long, narrow countersunk oval motif on interior. On right side of palmette, two smaller outward-pointing half-palmettes emerge from tip of half-palmette, which is also smaller and appears to be on curving stem, possibly attached to right-hand stem of full palmette. On left side of palmette, part ofhalf-palmette, which is mirror image of motif on opposite side. Rib, stems, and volutes are notched; some details are hatched.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 214-215, #359; BIB# 113723