The wedding at Cana mechanical glass theater in motion [electronic resource] / The Corning Museum of Glass.

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The wedding at Cana mechanical glass theater in motion [electronic resource] / The Corning Museum of Glass.

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1 streaming video file (2 min.) : digital, silent, color
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Corning Museum of Glass.
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141553
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In the story of the Wedding at Cana in Galilee, told in the Bible (John 2:1--12), the host runs out of wine, which signals a premature and potentially embarrassing end to the celebration. At the urging of his mother, Mary, Jesus saves the day by turning the water in six large jugs, each holding 20 or 30 gallons intended for the Jewish custom of purification, into good wine.
Mechanical glass theater made in France, 1725-1775. The theater is made of wood, lampworked glass, mirror, rock crystal, fabric and shell.
This extraordinary lampworked scene is a rare survivor of animated scenes made in the mid-18th century, which were created for public amusement. The scene depicted is believed to be of the Wedding at Cana. The heads and limbs of each figure are lampworked in glass, and are moved by levers and pulls on the outside wall of the theater.
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