Cleopatra

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Object Name: 
Vase
Title: 
Cleopatra
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
81.2.27
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 27.5 cm, W: 14.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1896
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Rakow
Web Description: 
Cleopatra is shown standing in front of an elaborately carved Egyptian temple. In her right hand, she holds a sistrum, a musical instrument used in religious rituals. (see George Woodall, 92.2.10 and cameo glass in Stourbridge, 89.2.11).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rakow Estate, Juliette K. (Mrs. Leonard S.) (d. 1992), Former Collection
1981-12-15
Rakow, Dr. Leonard S., Former Collection
1981-12-15
Inscription: 
CLEOPATRA
Engraved
Underside of foot rim
W2848
Mark
Side
THOMAS WEBB & SONS / GEM / CAMEO
Mark
E.I.PAGET / 218 / COLLECTION
Paper Label
Geo Woodall
Signature
Underside of foot rim
Primary Description: 
Translucent amethyst glass with opaque white overlay, cameo carved with scene of Cleopatra, stylized Egyptian design on back, around neck and base.
A Touch of Glass
Venue(s)
Explorers Hall, National Geographic Society 1995-02-15 through 1995-09-15
Egypt: The Source and The Legacy
Venue(s)
Sarah Lawrence College Art Gallery 1990-02-13 through 1990-04-22
 
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1982 through 1982
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, p. 264 (right); BIB# 128671
Layers of Wonder: Majestic and Marvelous Cameo Glass (2003-05) illustrated, inset between pp. 40-41;
The Encyclopedia of Glass (2001) illustrated, p. 216 (right); BIB# 69319
English Cameo Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 45, 62, fig. 41; BIB# 35913
Egypt: The Source and The Legacy (1989) p. 10; BIB# 33488
2,000 Years of Cameo Glass at The Corning Museum (1982-07) illustrated, p. 55;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 24 (1982) illustrated, cover, frontispiece; p. 104, #30; BIB# AI9252
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1981 (1982) illustrated, cover, p. 4;
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking (1982) illustrated, pp. 79, 116, #74; BIB# 30609
English Cameo Glass (1980) pp. 53, 57, 163, fig. 127; p. 194; BIB# 20952