Fragment with Putti and Hippopotamus

Object Name: 
Fragment with Putti and Hippopotamus

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Putti and Hippopotamus
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Overall L: 5.5 cm, W: 4.2 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frieda Tchacos
Primary Description: 
Fragment with Putti and Hippopotamus. Colorless glass with greenish tinge; blown with black, brown, blue, green, grey, and pale pink enamel decoration. Thick vessel wall enameled with black, brown, blue, green, grey and pinkish color; fragment preserves a Nilotic scene of two putti, one alongside, one riding a hippopotamus which turns back and looks at the rider; figures are standing in front of a tall grey architectural unit, possibly a lighthouse, blue water beneath (?) and two stylized green sprigs to the right.
Tchacos, Frieda, Source