Blaschka Nr. 172

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Object Name: 
Perigonimus vestitus (1885); Leuckartiara actona (2016)
Blaschka Nr. 172
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H (approx.): 12.2 cm, W: 11.5 cm; Overall (card) L: 18 cm, D: 13.7
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Lent by Cornell University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Primary Description: 
Specimen of Blaschka Marine Life, "Perigonimus vestitus". Glass, paint, metal wire, resin; flameworked, painted, applied. Two parts - one actual size, the other enlarged.
Cornell University, Owner
From the Darkness of the Sea: The Cornell Collection of Blaschka Glass Invertebrate Models
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.