Monster #1

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access. A new version will be available later in 2023. During this transition period, the current version of the Collections Browser may have reduced functionality and data may be not be updated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For any questions or concerns, please contact us.

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Monster #1
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
H: 10.3 cm, L: 22.7 cm, W: 9.7 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass with opaque lavender, amethyst, blue, tan, yellow, green, aqua enamels; fused, sandblasted, enameled, slumped. "Cut-out" four-legged animal; sections of translucent glass are fused together forming a "cut-out" animal with a pointed head, four-pronged tail and four legs with high-heeled shoes; entire outer side of body painted with enamels which will iridize during re-firing in a patchwork of shades of purple, green, gold and blue on the animal's back, stripes on the tail and legs and on the head in a gradation from gold on to purple; small "wells" are sandblasted into triangle shapes at the neck, small squares at the grid junctures on the back, and eyes, lips and teeth on the head, depressions are filled with non- iridizing, multi-colored enamels; entire flat piece is then slumped over a carved insulation brick to form standing creature; inscribed "cO 1985 Janet Kelman" on underside above back right leg.
Kelman, Janet (American, b.1948), Source
c 1985 Janet Kelman
Glass Animals: 3,500 Years of Artistry and Design (1988) illustrated, p. 204  (top); BIB# 32200
Glass Animals: 3500 Years of Artistry (1988) illustrated, leaf 56; BIB# 3398
New Glass Review, 7 (1986) illustrated, p. 18, pl. 43;
Recent Acquisitions: Corning (New Work) (1986) p. 38; BIB# AI16861