Fragments of Beaker with Bird

Object Name: 
Fragments of Beaker with Bird

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Object Name: 
Fragments of Beaker with Bird
Accession Number: 
79.1.16
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.7 cm; Base Diam: 4.3 cm; Rim Diam: 5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
800-999
Credit Line: 
Gift of the American Research Center in Egypt
Primary Description: 
Green over colorless glass. Blown, cased; relief-cut. Two groups of fragments representing approximately half of rim, one-third of lower wall, and entire base of one beaker. Rim plain, with upper surface ground flat; lower wall straight and tapering; base plain, but slightly outsplayed; no pontil mark. Lower wall has green decoration in relief: bird shown in left profile, with narrow neck, plump body, small folded wing with hollow circle at inner end and four short parallel cuts, and single leg and foot; to right and left of bird, unidentified motifs; below it, cut in colorless glass, horizontal rib, presumably continuous.
Department: 
Provenance: 
American Research Center in Egypt, Source
1979-06-15
Category: 
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 304-305, #529; BIB# 113723
Fustat Glass of the Early Islamic Period (2001) #43d, pp. 100, 103-104, fig. 43d, pl. 43d; BIB# 75800
Glass Finds from Fustat: 1972-1980 (1987) illustrated, p. 68, no. 17, fig. 17; BIB# AI19058
Fustat Expedition Preliminary Report. Back to Fustat-A 1973 (1981) illustrated, pp. 428-429, fig. 9; BIB# AI77467