Les Ephémères (The Ephemeral) Vase

Maker and role
Artist: Emile Gallé, French, 1846-1904
Year
ca. 1900

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Media/materials
Internally decorated, marqueterie-sur-verre, and wheel-carved glass
Measurements
height, 11in (27.9cm)
Credit line
Jeanne and Irving Mathews Collection of Art Glass
Accession number
2011.80
Object type
Department
Further information
Mayflies are truly ephemeral insects, with lifespans as short as five minutes. Dramatically long filaments extend from their abdomens, giving them a delicate, attenuated appearance.
Subject period

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