Reichsadler Humpen

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Object Name: 
Reichsadler Humpen
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.3.4
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 26.4 cm; Foot Rim Diam: 13.8; Rim Diam: 12.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1574
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with many minute bubbles and impurities and slight grey tinge; free-blown and enameled and gilded. Almost cylindrical body with high pushed up base having rough pontil mark, applied foot ring; enamel decoration: double headed empire eagle in grey, black and white with yellow halos and a crucifix, Christ having a crown of thorns in green, the cross is brown, on the wings the multicolored coats of arms of parts of the Holy Roman Empire, on the ends of the wings two flaming symbols; flanking the heads: "1574"; below rim a gilded band with scale design (rubbed off) and studded with green, red, and blue dots, the band being accompanied on top by a row of white and red pearls and at the bottom by two rows of blue and yellow pearls; beneath the band "DAS HEILIG ROMISCH REICH MIT SAMPT SEINEN GLIDERN", on the reverse the crowned brazen serpent in blue on a yellow cross.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Lubin, Edward R., Source
Renaissance Remix: Art and Imagination in 16th-Century Europe
Venue(s)
Memorial Art Gallery of The University of Rochester 2012-07 through 2016-07
See the world of the Renaissance through the eyes of a young boy growing up in mid 16th-century Europe—a time of political, cultural, religious and social change. Imagine that your world has been transformed by the invention of the printing press, the “discovery” of the New World, and a widespread explosion of intellectual and artistic energy. At the center of this long-term installation is MAG’s much-loved Portrait of a Boy of the Bracciforte Family, but it also showcases 30 other works from the Gallery’s collection, the Metropolitan Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. Hands-on activities, videos, touch screen displays and listening posts explore the Renaissance “spirit of change” through five major themes—portraiture, arms and armor, music, worldly goods, and the power of the press.
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Fantasy of Glass = Genso no garasu (1997) p. 33; BIB# 40979
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, p. 16, #24; BIB# 35681
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 54, #42; BIB# 35679
History of Glass Crafts (1990-07) p. 51;
Glasskolan 2: Mer elegans an vardagsnytta (1990-02) p. 49;
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 60, #49; BIB# 33211
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 108-109, pl. 46; BIB# 33819
Beer: A Connoisseur's Guide to the World's Best (1989) illustrated, p. 60;
Glass and Ophthalmic Optics (1988) illustrated, p. 6; BIB# 65467
Special Report: The Corning Glass Center (1985) p. 16;
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 54, #47; BIB# 21161
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 258-259, #10; p. 51 ff.; BIB# 18098