Yellow Skull

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Yellow Skull
Accession Number: 
81.3.37
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.8 cm, W: 16.3 cm, D: 15.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1970
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass encasing amber and pale blue or green tinted glass; multiple gathers and metallic (silver nitrate?) 'veils'; formed hot, cut and polished. Ovoid shape resembles human skull; "Brain" represented by interior amber and pale blue or green tinted gather with numerous cords encasing ovoid shape bubble; colorless glass gather encases 'brain' structure and has iridescent 'veiled' surface; separate gathers of colorless glass represent eyes, bubbles depict teeth, nostrils, and the symmetrical division of the brain; entire structure again cased in colorless glass; the left eye socket deeply cut and polished; signed on base "R. Goldoni/70".
Provenance: 
Heller Gallery, Source
1981-05-21
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show
Harvey Littleton and Raoul Goldoni, Masters of Light, Volume, and Space
Venue(s)
Heller Gallery 1980-11-26 through 1980-12-20