Tanagra-Style Standing Female Figure Fastening Her Garment at the Left Shoulder

Title: 
Tanagra-Style Standing Female Figure Fastening Her Garment at the Left Shoulder

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Tanagra-Style Standing Female Figure Fastening Her Garment at the Left Shoulder
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2008.3.57
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 24.4 cm, W: 7.2 cm, D: 6.5 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: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
SB 556
label
Sticker On underside of base Circular white sticker with black handwritten text
Despret
signature
Engraved On back of base in script
Primary Description: 
Varying shades of translucent to opaque light amber and dark purple and green glass; pate de verre technique. Statuette of a woman hooking her garmet at the left shoulder (after the ancient Greek terracotta figures found at Tanagra). The top section is light amber shading to darker purple and geen.
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2008 (2009) illustrated, p. 2; BIB# AI94759