Obsidian (8 pieces)

Object Name: 
Obsidian (8 pieces)

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Object Name: 
Obsidian (8 pieces)
Accession Number: 
62.7.3
Dimensions: 
I) H: 9.8 cm, W: 7.2 cm, Th: 5 cm; VIII) L: 5.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of George D. MacBeth
Primary Description: 
(I) Opaque greyish-black obsidian chunk with roughly circular grey metallic inclusions; unworked. (II) Deep bluish-green obsidian (?) with white quartz-like inclusions; unworked, one face repolished recently. Possibly a piece of glass cullet. (III) Grey-black obsidian; recently polished into a roughly faceted form with five faces. (IV) Similar to preceding, thin chip; unworked. (V) Similar to preceding, irregular form with some metallic inclusions as (I); unworked. (VI) Grey-black obsidian with metallic inclusions on one side; unworked, one side possibly recently polished. Amorphous chunk. (VIII) Grey- black obsidian with layers of metallic inclusions; unworked, roughly triangular wedge-shaped chunk.
Provenance: 
Macbeth, George D., Source
1962
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show; traveling to The Gallery at Steuben in 2008 (cancelled 6-2008)