Archangel

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Archangel
Accession Number: 
61.4.64
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 28.5 cm, W: 11.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1956
Primary Description: 
Translucent and opaque multicolored glass; half figure of an arc angel, the angel being crowned and holding his right arm in front of his breast to hold his left wing; the glass consists of a conglomeration of clear yellowish, greenish and blue shades of glass. The object was built up in many layers and fired many times in a kiln. The object is mounted on a block of Plexiglas.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Eckhardt, Edris (Edith Aline) (American, 1905-1998), Source
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design
Venue(s)
Museum of Modern Art 2011-10-12 through 2012-01-15
Memorial Art Gallery of The University of Rochester 2012-02-25 through 2012-05-20
Crafting Modernism covers a 25-year period that begins with the craftsman-designers of the 1940s and 1950s, and concludes in 1969 with innovative works that upended traditional concepts of craft, and included humor, psychological content, and social commentary in provocative and unique works of art.
Bringing Modernism Home: Ohio Decorative Arts, 1890-1960
Venue(s)
Columbia Museum of Art
 
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1959 through 1959
Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American art and design (2011) illustrated, p. 258 no. 194; BIB# 124232
Modern and contemporary art glass (2006) illustrated, slide 20; BIB# 130418
Bringing Modernism Home: Ohio Decorative Arts, 1890-1960 (2005) illustrated, p. 129, fig. 62; pp. 128-130; BIB# 79747
American Studio Glass 1960-1990 (2004) illustrated, pp. 39-40; BIB# 81488
All About Glass = Garasu Daihyakka (1993) p. 196; BIB# 36566
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass (1959) illustrated, p. 306, pl. 272; BIB# 27614