Mask of HanakoMade in France, Europe
Modeled c. 1907; executed 1911
Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917
Pâte-de-verre (ground glass refired in a mold)
* Rodin Museum, North Gallery
F1929-7-43bBequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929
LabelPâte-de-verre, a sculptural process in which small pieces of ground glass are placed in a mold and fired, creates translucent works with realistic coloring and lifelike qualities. Popular with the ancient Egyptians, the technique was revived in the early twentieth century. Rodin experimented with the medium, using it for portraits of important women in the his life.
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