Bust of Male Head

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Object Name: 
Bust of Male Head
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 12.8 cm, W: 7.9 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ernesto Wolff
Primary Description: 
Translucent greenish-blue with opaque yellow and greenish-yellow streaks. Cast in two-piece mold. Three dimensional bust; male head shown frontally, inclined slightly to left; beardless, fleshy features and thick curly hair, with curls falling over forehead, covering ears and extending down sides of neck; tall crown or headdress, perhaps with drapery at back of head and shoulders; thick neck terminating in squared-off torso; mold seams run vertically from top of crown to bottom of shoulders, behind positions of ears; one part of mold (face) relatively detailed, the other relatively plain; all surfaces, including bottom, show many creases, where viscous glass was forced into mold; bottom has ridged appearance, as though retaining impression of tool used to push glass into mold.
Wolf, Ernesto, Source
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, p. 110, #1068; BIB# 58895