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Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4.3 cm, W: 6.4 cm
On Display
299-1 BCE
Primary Description: 
Inlay of a Hawk's Head. Opaque white glass inlaid with translucent medium blue, opaque yellow, opaque brick-red and translucent deep blue glass, some surface pitting; cast and mosaic glass technique, polished and retouched by wheel-cutting. Beak overlaid with yellow, separation of upper and lower beak highlighted by wheel-cut line; eye composed of central deep blue dot surrounded by five alternating bands of white and brick-red, area behind eye highlighted by wheel-cut lines, bone structure above and in front of eye modeled when cast; three large pre-cast elements of medium blue highlight the head of the hawk.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
The Art of Glass; A Masterson Junior Gallery Exhibition
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1970-09-19 through 1970-11-15
Treasures in Glass
Allentown Art Museum 1966 through 1966
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith
Museum Dahlem 1951-09 through 1951-11
Beads: 3,500 Years of Glass Beads (2013) illustrated, p. 15 (fig 8); BIB# AI93926
Antikes Glas (Handbuch der Archaologie) (2004) illustrated, p. 97 (Taf. 88); BIB# 83444
More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Glass Beadmaking (2003) illustrated, p. 7, fig. 2; BIB# 76421
More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Glass Beadmaking (1999) illustrated, p. 7, fig. 2; BIB# 59888
Glass Animals: 3,500 Years of Artistry and Design (1988) illustrated, p. 20  (bottom); BIB# 32200
Glass Animals: 3500 Years of Artistry (1988) illustrated, leaf 20; BIB# 3398
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 232-233, #677, pl. 32; BIB# 29547
The Art of Glass: a Masterson Junior Gallery exhibition (1970) p. 32 frontispiece; BIB# 19211
Treasures in Glass (1966) illustrated, pp. 13, 15, #1; BIB# 28036
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, p. 32, #30; BIB# 27315