Totem

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Totem
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
87.4.5
Dimensions: 
H: 102 cm, W: 31 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1985
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass with lavender pigmentation, red and yellow inclusions; sand cast with hot-worked inclusions. Vertical stacked inclusions of column heads; five ovoid heads with stylized features descending in size towards solid, vertical base from which fifth head emerges in low relief; top head has skull in relief on torched yellow-red v "zigzag" inclusion on each cheek, second head has small head emerging from forehead and "zigzag" inclusion on each check; third head has cheek inclusions; fourth has vertical inclusion on base; fifth has straight inclusion on each cheek, top Arnee heads separated by narrow horizontal pointed bar; one side of column has smooth surface through which inclusions can be viewed opposite side, retains overall sand crust and lavender pigmentation; inscribed "Mark Abildgaard 1985".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Abildgaard, Mark, Source
1987-01-26
Inscription: 
Mark Abildgaard 1985
signature
Masterpieces of American Glass
Venue(s)
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
Thirty Years of New Glass, 1957-1987
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1987-05-16 through 1987-10-25
Toledo Museum of Art 1988-01-10 through 1988-02-21