Golden Head

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Object Name: 
Wall Painting
Title: 
Golden Head
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
90.4.21
Dimensions: 
H: 84.7 cm; W: 80.4 cm; D: 10.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1989
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Snyderman Gallery
Primary Description: 
Blue-green tint plate glass, polychrome enamels, gold leaf; cut, assembled, enameled, applied metal leaf. Large square Vitrolite panel siliconed to painted wood backing; wide border almost entirely covered (except for a few areas near edges on all four sides) with pastel colored enamels, decoration designs have been inscribed through the enamel while still wet with overall stylized imagery (head, silhouette, self-portrait, stick figures, vessels, eye, clock faces, pyramids, dog, architecture, lettering); mounted central smaller square with black and white striped outline and 1" wide copper moiré patterned metal border surrounding enameled surface of blended bands of light blue, yellow, and pink; towards bottom of inset square a small shelf of unpainted thick plate glass juts out and supports a stylized cut-out head silhouette also of thick plate glass with exterior surface covered with the golden patterned metal, small plate glass strut connects back of head to panel; inscribed in script through wet enamel at lower right corner: "H. Halem 89".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Snyderman Gallery, Source
1990-07-10
Title Unknown (Snyderman Gallery)
Venue(s)
Snyderman Gallery 1990-05-20 through 1990-06-30
Recent Important Acquisitions, 33 (1991) illustrated, p. 113, #48; BIB# AI27386
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1990 (1991) p. 7;
Glass (1990) #40, back cover;