Tanagra-Style Standing Draped Female Figure Leaning on a Pillar

Title: 
Tanagra-Style Standing Draped Female Figure Leaning on a Pillar

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Tanagra-Style Standing Draped Female Figure Leaning on a Pillar
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2008.3.49
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 20.1 cm, W: 8.5 cm, D: 7.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1900-1910
Web Description: 
Despret was an engineer and an expert in industrial glassmaking. Inside his factory, he kept a studio where he made artistic objects in pâte de verre. Despret was inspired by the discovery, in the 1870s, of hundreds of Hellenistic Greek terracotta figures at the ancient site of Tanagra, in Boeotia, and he made a series of them in glass.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Zietz, Rainer, Source
Category: 
Inscription: 
1119
inscription
Engraved On underside of base
SB / 545
label
Sticker On underside of base Circular white sticker with black handwritten text.
Despret
signature
Engraved On back of sculpture just above base in script
Primary Description: 
Opaque green, purple and translucent white glass; pate de verre technique. Statuette of a woman leaning on a pillar, with her drapery flowing around her (after the ancient Greek terracotta figures found at Tanagra). The top section is translucent white transitioning to opaque purple and then dark green.
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2008 (2009) illustrated, p. 2;