Roundel with Griffin

Object Name: 
Roundel with Griffin

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Object Name: 
Roundel with Griffin
Accession Number: 
Overall Diam (max): 10.5 cm
Not on Display
possibly 1100-1199
Primary Description: 
Colorless or almost colorless glass, bears on one surface decoration stamped in low relief. The decoration consists of a cirular medallion (Diam. 9.2 cm) with a raised border. At the center of the medallion, again with a raised border (Diam. 6.2 cm) is a circular area containing a griffin. The griffin moves toward the right, while looking back over its shoulder. It has the head of an eagle, with prominent ears, the body and limbs of a horse or similar four-legged animal, a wing, and a long tail. Between the inner and outer borders is an Arabic or Persian nashk inscription.
Sheppard, Christopher (d. 2015), Source
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2008 (2009) illustrated, p. 8; BIB# AI94759