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Yoichi Ohira (Japan, b. 1946)

La Gola Azzura
Date: 2004
Dimensions:
8 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (21.6 x 39.4 x 21.6 cm)
Medium: Hand-blown glass canes with murrine, aventurine and powder inserts; partial inciso and polished surface
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds provided by the Collections Committee and the Windgate Charitable Foundation, 2005
Object number: 2005.26
Not on View
DescriptionThe piece is egg-shaped and has a surface that is multifaceted. The egg is patterned like a snake's skin with a silver and blue section in the center and black and gold section surrounding it. Although the surface is smooth, it looks hammered and has many pricks of color making up each hue.