Cinerary Urn

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Object Name: 
Cinerary Urn
Place Made: 
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Overall H: 30.2 cm, Diam (max): 29.8 cm
Not on Display
Web Description: 
Thanks to the discovery of glassblowing, the Romans were able to make large vessels for storing liquids and other perishable goods. They were easy to clean, and when they broke, the glass was recycled.
Bemberg, Jurgen von (German, 1909-2007), Source
Primary Description: 
Cinerary Urn. Transparent bluish green, handle has black inclusions; body blown, handle applied. Bottle: broad cylindrical body; rim folded out, up, and in to form thick, somewhat irregular flange which slopes down to lip; neck cylindrical, wider at bottom than at top; shoulder flat, with rounded edge; wall tapers slightly, then curves in at bottom; base plain, slightly concave; no pontil mark. Wide strap handle dropped onto shoulder, drawn up, bent sharply in, and attached to upper neck, after which residue of glass was folded over and up; lower part of handle ribbed.
Past | Present: Expanding the Stories of Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 2022-05-15 through 2023-01-08
Past | Present: Expanding the Stories of Glass is an exhibition of glass objects with rich stories presented in ways that allow visitors to share their perspectives on what they are seeing as they tour the exhibition. The exhibition explores how objects can reveal stories about people across time and place, providing connections to the past, meaning in the present, and even ways to consider the future. More than 10 distinct vignettes will investigate how the Museum can broaden voices and narrative in our galleries. Generally, labels that accompany objects in museum galleries are written by museum curators and educators—and often focus on just one of an almost infinite number of possible stories and meanings. In this exhibition, objects—either alone or as a group—and their stories provide an entry point for further conversation.  Exhibition visitors will be introduced to the idea that the stories objects tell are always evolving. In fact, it is happening around them in the exhibition space. Visitors will be able to share their thoughts and add their ideas to the exhibition.
Glass: A Short History (Smithsonian Books edition) (2012) illustrated, pp. 30-31; BIB# 130360
Glass: A Short History (The British Museum edition) (2012) illustrated, pp. 30-31; BIB# 135965
Bottle with Handles (adult) (2011)BIB# 131520
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 18, fig. 2.3, row 3, # 4; BIB# 120381
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 184-185, #324; p. 356, #324; BIB# 58895