Nile

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Nile
Accession Number: 
97.3.25
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.0 cm, W: 10.2 cm, L: 72.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1996
Web Description: 
A deep connection to the natural world and the realm of the senses lies at the heart of the glass designs of Laura de Santillana (Italian, b. 1955). De Santillana treats her vessels almost architecturally by developing strong profiles and defined interior spaces. Whether working in blown glass or fused murrine (mosaic glass), her objects exhibit a sophisticated understanding of color and volume. Nile, executed in muddy greenish brown murrine tipped in white, evokes the humid, surging waters of its ancient namesake.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Elliott Brown Gallery ((Kate Elliott)), Source
1997-05-16
Material: 
Inscription: 
laura de Santillana / 1996
signature
on bottom
Primary Description: 
Transparent blackish-green with brownish striations and opaque white glass; fused, slumped, stone wheel carved. Long narrow simplistic boat shape (canoa).
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, p. 94, #163, top; BIB# 65446
Recent Important Acquisitions, 40 (1998) illustrated, pp. 172-173, #66; BIB# AI40492
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1997 (1998) illustrated, p. 15, 29;