Peace triumphing over War

Peace triumphing over War

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Object Name: 
Plaque with a Personification of Victory
Peace triumphing over War
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Overall H: 23 cm; W: 18.9 cm
On Display
about 1609
Primary Description: 
Colorless (strong grey tint) non-lead glass; sheet glass, polished, grozed, engraved. Flat, rectangular sheet, faces polished, edges grozed and partly ground; engraved on one face with a depiction of a woman wearing a flowing dress, pulled up to her knees to reveal another striped fabric below, the bodice outlined in flat strapwork, she wears a double necklace of pearls, and a beaded rounded headpiece, with flowing fabric at the back; an eagle with outstretched wings flies over her head, preparatory to placing the imperial crown of the Holy Roman Empire on her head; she holds an elaborate scepter in one outstretched hand, and reaches out with her other hand to grasp a sword being offered by a standing (rampant) lion; she is seated on a globe of the Earth, with sketchily engraved continents, and a middle band encircling the globe with a small engraved lion (passant); her bare foot rests on the shoulder of a fallen soldier wearing armor, the soldier holding a broken sword in one hand, and a decapitated head of a bearded man in the other hand; the blade of the broken sword lies on the ground in front of him, and a lance lies between his legs; two naked babies lie on the ground at the bottom.
Christie's, South Kensington, Source
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass
Yokohama Museum of Art 1992-10-12 through 1992-12-13
The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from The Corning Museum of Glass
IBM Gallery 1989-12-12 through 1990-02-02
National Gallery of Art 1990-12-09 through 1991-04-14
Decorative and utilitarian works from the Corning Museum of Glass, surveying 35 centuries of glass-making technology and stylistic developments from ancient Egyptian, Roman, Islamic, and Asian cultures to contemporary American and European examples. The works were selected by Corning Museum staff members Dwight P. Lanmon, director and curator of European glass; David B. Whitehouse, curator of ancient and Islamic glass; Jane Shadel Spillman, curator of American glass; and Susanne K. Frantz, curator of 20th-century glass.
Caspar Lehmann (1563/65 - 1622): Glasschneider aus Uelzen (2002) illustrated, p. 32; BIB# 73105
Rudolf II and Prague: The Court and the City (1997) illustrated, p. 487, #II.74; BIB# 58398
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 60, #50; BIB# 35679
L'Histoire du Verre: A Travers Les Tresors du Musee de Corning (1990) illustrated, p. 60;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 29 (1987) illustrated, p. 115, #9; BIB# AI19055
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1986 (1987) illustrated, pp. 5, 17; BIB# AI96383
Bohemian Garasu p. 15;