Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Pyramidon
  • George Thompson, artist
    1913–1981
    born: Nebraska, United States
    Steuben Glass Co., manufacturer
    founded 1903
  • Pyramidon, 1969
  • Where object was made: United States
  • glass
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19.05 x 10.8 x 11.43 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/2 in
    Mount Dimensions: 2.54 x 10.8 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 1 x 4 1/4 in
  • Gift from Robert S. and Elizabeth Raymond in memory of Minnie S. Moodie, first Curator of the University of Kansas Museum of Art
  • Not on display
  • 2000.0154
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Crystal form cut and polished in flat, irregular facets. Reflections of the textured base, pebbled with glass chips, appear and disappear as the viewer’s position changes. The crystal is mounted on a rotatable black stand. The crystal and stand are stored in the original Steuben Glass case.