Roundel with Griffin

Object Name: 
Roundel with Griffin

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Object Name: 
Roundel with Griffin
Accession Number: 
2008.1.2
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam (max): 10.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
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.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sheppard, Christopher (d. 2015), Source
Category: 
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2008 (2009) illustrated, p. 8; BIB# AI94759