Family Totem

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Family Totem
Accession Number: 
2001.3.20
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 39.7 cm, W: 16 cm, D: 14.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1976
Credit Line: 
Gift of Margaret Pace Willson
Web Description: 
Since hot glass facilities were unavailable to artists unless they had access to a factory, the Texan sculptor and studio glass pioneer Robert Willson traveled to Venice to realize his ideas. Working with some of the most accomplished glass masters in the world, Willson made solid glass sculptures that reflected his love for ancient and tribal art and the landscape of the American Southwest.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Willson, Margaret Pace, Source
2001
Technique: 
Inscription: 
Robert Willson - Murano, Italy / A. Barbini / 1976
Signature and date
Primary Description: 
Colorless, transparent red, blue, turquoise, opaque white and translucent dark amethyst glass; hot-worked. Rectangular shape sculpture with internal decoration of four square heads stacked in a single column.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2003-05-15 through 2003-11-09