Head of Animal or Bird

Object Name: 
Head of Animal or Bird

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Object Name: 
Head of Animal or Bird
Accession Number: 
Overall H: about 5 cm, W: 3.4 cm
On Display
perhaps 900-1199
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jerome M. Eisenberg
Primary Description: 
Head of Animal or Bird. Almost colorless glass, but with greenish yellow tinge; blown, applied. Head of animal or bird: hollow and roughly globular, with beak or snout, also hollow, drawn out and down; two protruding eyes formed by applying small bits of glass and coiling them; crest applied to top of head, pinched into long, narrow feature that extends forward over snout and back onto neck, and, while still semi-molten, cut with shears to create serrated top. Very small part of body survives; this, too, is hollow, with aperture connecting it with inside of head.
Eisenberg, Jerome M., Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 189-190, #933; BIB# 113723