Tanagra-Style Standing Draped Female Figure

Title: 
Tanagra-Style Standing Draped Female Figure

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Tanagra-Style Standing Draped Female Figure
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2008.3.50
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 22.1 cm, W: 5.1 cm, D: 5.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1900-1910
Web Description: 
Despret was an engineer and an expert in industrial glassmaking. Inside his factory, he kept a studio where he made artistic objects in pâte de verre. Despret was inspired by the discovery, in the 1870s, of hundreds of Hellenistic Greek terracotta figures at the ancient site of Tanagra, in Boeotia, and he made a series of them in glass.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Zietz, Rainer, Source
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
SB / 546
label
Sticker On underside of base Circular white sticker with black hand-written text.
Despret
signature
Engraved On back of base in script
Primary Description: 
Varying shades of translucent to opaque blues; pate de verre technique. Statuette of a woman with a wrap draped around her shoulders (after the ancient Greek terracotta figures found at Tanagra). The top section is light blues shading to darker blues.
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2008 (2009) illustrated, p. 2; BIB# AI94759