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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Glass, Room 131

This object consists of 2 parts, some of which may be located elsewhere.

Winged Head I

Form/Sculpture
1962 (designed and made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Sculpture, red glass and metal (iron); horizontal rectangular with upright support, roughly sculptured surface, metal stand. H 33cm, W 49cm. Mould-melted glass, sheet and wrought metal.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Form "Winged Head"
  • Stand
Materials and Techniques
Mould-melted red glass and iron stand.
Brief Description
Sculpture, mould-melted in red glass, in the shape of a ractangular head, Czechoslovakia (Zelezny Brod), Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtová, 1962
Physical Description
Sculpture, red glass and metal (iron); horizontal rectangular with upright support, roughly sculptured surface, metal stand. H 33cm, W 49cm. Mould-melted glass, sheet and wrought metal.
Dimensions
  • Height: 33cm
  • Width: 49cm
Credit line
Given by the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague
Object history
A (n unspecified) number of Winged Heads were made. The Prague Museum has one in grey-blue glass. At first it was suggested that this had been in the collection of the Ministry of Culture. Sylva Petrová subsequently confirmed that this example was purchased by the Museum later than 1962 from a source in Prague. It is presented to the V&A in exchange for a group of British studio glass to the same value.

Winged Head I and II were first shown in the 1964 exhibition "Glass: Czechoslovakia and Italy", at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in New York.
Other Number
9719 - Glass gallery number
Collection
Accession Number
C.19:1, 2-1996

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record createdMarch 16, 1999
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