Head of a Horse

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Head of a Horse
Accession Number: 
78.3.55
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 23.3 cm, W: 38.9 cm; (a) Horse Head H: 17.8 cm; (b) Base Diam: 5.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1977
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Head of a Horse". (a) Transparent amber with colorless, opaque red and opaque yellow appliqués; glass. (b) tarnished brassy yellow (top and sides), dull green (base plate); copper, brass, or gilt metal, and unidentified material (base plate); (a) blown into plaster mold with hot-worked appliqués and wheel-cut and abraded or acid-etched details; head of horse with bridle. Form and features shaped in mold. (b) assembled from five rectangular sheets of metal and one sheet of unidentified material, top and sides perhaps gilded, base plate painted. Base rectangular, hollow box with flat top, vertical sides, and flat base plate.
Provenance: 
Art Centrum, Former Collection
1977
to
1978-12-28
Category: 
Inscription: 
MACHAC 77
signature
Scratched base of horse Signed on base of horse: "MACHAC 77".
New Glass: A Worldwide Survey
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1979 through 1979
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Renwick Gallery
Toledo Museum of Art
Glass Animals: 3500 Years of Artistry (1988) illustrated, leaf 17; BIB# 3398
New Glass: A Worldwide Survey (1979) illustrated, p. 141, #131; BIB# 20603