Rods of white, blue and red glass have been fused and cased in green glass to form a round cane. A rectangular blue-and-white rod forms the body of the ibis. The legs and head are made out of blue glass, the eye is red with a minute blue dot. In extending the cane it was twisted: the ibis is 45 degrees off on top compared to the bottom. The object is of minute size; slices of it could be used as inlays or in glass vessels.
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