Portable Shrine

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Object Name: 
Portable Shrine
Accession Number: 
58.3.218
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 79.4 cm, W: 48.5 cm, D: 23.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1700-1725
Primary Description: 
This large shrine displays three scenes from the life of Jesus. The lampworked glass figurines appear in composite landscapes with decorative details made of paper, fabric, glass chips, plaster, and shells glued into place. Metal fittings attached to the wooden case permitted the shrine to be carried like a backpack in a procession.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Davis, Cecil, Source
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-10-17 through 2003-02-16
Il Vetro a Lume = Lampworking (2018) illustrated, v. 1, p. 167 (fig. 111);
Jurors' Choice (2016) illustrated, p. 92; BIB# AI101515
18th-Century Lampworking Challenges Our Future (2008-10) illustrated, p.36; BIB# AI76534