Fragment with Animal

Object Name: 
Fragment with Animal

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Animal
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.439
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam (max): 6.7 cm; Foot Ring D (est): 6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
800-999
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, with yellowish tinge; few very small bubbles. Blown; relief-cut.Fragment of bowl. Lower wall (Th. 0.15 cm) descends in shallow curve; base flat (Th. 0.4 cm with decoration, 0.2 cm without decoration), with foot-ring (H. 0.4 cm), which has narrow, notched rim. Underside of base decorated in relief with animal, shown in profile, facing left, which fills area defined by foot-ring. Animal’s head has countersunk eye, mouth indicated by single short cut, and horn (of which only tip survives); neck is curved, narrow, and hatched with parallel transverse incisions; countersunk body has notched outlines and haphazard arrangement of six drilled dots; foreleg, indicated by single notched line, points forward and terminates in oval hoof with two parallel incisions; hind leg, which has roughly comma-shaped haunch and is indicated by single notched line, points forward and downward, and also terminates in oval hoof with parallel incisions; long tail, also indicated by single notched line, curls forward and up, and ends in bulbous tassel. Entire background of animal shows signs of coldworking.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, p. 179, #299; BIB# 113723
Islamic Relief Cut Glass: A Suggested Chronology (1961) illustrated, pp. 16-17, fig. 13; p. 28; BIB# AI57387