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Anthropomorphic Glass Vase

19th century, after original of 3rd millennium BCE
ca. 1880 - 1900

8 in. x 7 1/2 in. x 3 3/4 in. (20.32 cm x 19.05 cm x 9.53 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: W.485
Geography: Europe, Germany
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Vases
Culture/Nationality: Bohemian
Collection: Deanery Collection

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  • anthropomorphic - Resembling a human form.
  • glass - An amorphous, inorganic substance made by fusing silica (silicon dioxide) with a basic oxide; generally transparent but often translucent or opaque. Its characteristic properties are its hardness and rigidity at ordinary temperatures, its capacity for plastic working at elevated temperatures, and its resistance to weathering and to most chemicals except hydrofluoric acid. Used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes, it can be formed into various shapes, colored or decorated. Glass originated as a glaze in Mesopotamia in about 3500 BCE and the first objects made wholly of glass date to about 2500 BCE.
  • reproductions - Copies of art images, art objects, decorative arts, or other valued images or objects, made without intent to deceive; with regard to art images, it includes photographic reproductions. The term implies more precise and faithful imitation than does the term "copies (derivative objects)." Where the intent is to deceive, see "forgeries" or "counterfeits." For prints copying other two-dimensional works, typically dating from before the widespread use of photography, use "reproductive prints."
  • vases - Vessels of varying shape and size but which are usually taller than they are wide, varying greatly in actual form and use. In modern usage, typically refers to vessels for displaying flowers. When referring to ancient art, often refers to any ceramic or metal vessel in a range of shapes and used to hold liquids, grain, or another substance.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • The Deanery Remembered Bryn Mawr College , May 1, 1985 – May 29, 1985

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