Blaschka Nr. 216

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Object Name: 
Porpita mediterranea (1885); Porpita porpita (2016)
Title: 
Blaschka Nr. 216
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
L.59.3.2015
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.1 cm, Diam (max): 7.5 cm; Base Diam: 8cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1885
Credit Line: 
Lent by Cornell University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
360 Image: 

L.59.3.2015

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Primary Description: 
Specimen of Blaschka Marine Life, "Porpita mediterranea". Glass, paint, metal wire, resin; flameworked, painted, applied.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Cornell University, Owner
From the Darkness of the Sea: The Cornell Collection of Blaschka Glass Invertebrate Models
Venue(s)
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art 2017-09-02 through 2017-12-24
The historic collection of glass marine animals by Leopold Blaschka (1822–1895) and his son Rudolf (1857–1939) was acquired by Cornell in 1885 for use in teaching in the sciences. This exhibition will feature a selection of these unique sculptures and the Blaschkas’ drawings following a 2016 exhibition at the Corning Museum of Glass.