Peace triumphing over War

Title: 
Peace triumphing over War

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Object Name: 
Plaque with a Personification of Victory
Title: 
Peace triumphing over War
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
86.3.100
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 23 cm; W: 18.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1609
Primary Description: 
Colorless (strong grey tint) non-lead glass; sheet glass, polished, grozed, engraved. Flat, rectangular sheet, faces polished, edges grozed and partly ground; engraved on one face with a depiction of a woman wearing a flowing dress, pulled up to her knees to reveal another striped fabric below, the bodice outlined in flat strapwork, she wears a double necklace of pearls, and a beaded rounded headpiece, with flowing fabric at the back; an eagle with outstretched wings flies over her head, preparatory to placing the imperial crown of the Holy Roman Empire on her head; she holds an elaborate scepter in one outstretched hand, and reaches out with her other hand to grasp a sword being offered by a standing (rampant) lion; she is seated on a globe of the Earth, with sketchily engraved continents, and a middle band encircling the globe with a small engraved lion (passant); her bare foot rests on the shoulder of a fallen soldier wearing armor, the soldier holding a broken sword in one hand, and a decapitated head of a bearded man in the other hand; the blade of the broken sword lies on the ground in front of him, and a lance lies between his legs; two naked babies lie on the ground at the bottom.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Christie's, South Kensington, Source
1986-07-03
Category: 
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
Yokohama Museum of Art 1992-10-12 through 1992-12-13
The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
IBM Gallery 1989-12-12 through 1990-02-03
National Gallery of Art 1990-12 through 1991-04
 
Caspar Lehmann (1563/65 - 1622): Glasschneider aus Uelzen (2002) illustrated, p. 32; BIB# 73105
Rudolf II and Prague: The Court and the City (1997) illustrated, p. 487, #II.74; BIB# 58398
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 60, #50; BIB# 35679
L'Histoire du Verre: A Travers Les Tresors du Musee de Corning (1990) illustrated, p. 60;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 29 (1987) illustrated, p. 115, #9; BIB# AI19055
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1986 (1987) illustrated, pp. 5, 17;
Fine English and Continental Glass and Glass Paperweights (#3382) (1986-06-03) lot #232;
Bohemian Garasu p. 15;