Pharaoh's Horses

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Object Name: 
Gold Glass Panel
Title: 
Pharaoh's Horses
Accession Number: 
54.4.29
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.6 cm, W: 8.3 cm, Th: .8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1954
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edris Eckhardt
Primary Description: 
Gold Glass Panel, "Pharaoh's Horses." Colorless, transparent pale amethyst non-lead glasses, black and/or dark green powdered glass enamels, 24k-gold leaf, lead, metallic gold; layers of rolled flat glass fused (three to four times) with internal engraved gold-leaf glass enamel drawing, framed in lead. Small thick rectangular panel with vertical format; between layers of flat colorless is a stylized green/black enamel and engraved linear drawing of an overlapped pair of prancing horses (in profile) with arched tails, front horse has a rider with pointed head, image is against a golden background; back sheet of glass appears to be pale amethyst; overall scattered bubbles and seeds; wide beveled glass frame with mottled surface; unsigned.
Provenance: 
Eckhardt, Edris (Edith Aline) (American, 1905-1998), Source
1954
Inscription: 
Edris Eckhardt; EDRIS
signature
American Glass Art of the 1950's: A Forgotten Era
Venue(s)
Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village 1987-01-20 through 1987-05-01
Title Unknown (Museum of Contemporary Crafts of the American Craftsmen's Council)
Venue(s)
Museum of Contemporary Crafts of the American Crafts Council 1962
 
36th Annual May Show
Venue(s)
Cleveland Museum of Art 1954 through 1954
Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American art and design (2011) illustrated, p. 247 fig. 12.1; BIB# 124232