Egyptian Cat (Bastet) Paperweight

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About This Item

This unique art glass paperweight uses shimmering dichroic glass to make for a useful (and beautiful!) object. Bastet was a goddess in ancient Egyptian religion, worshiped as early as the 2nd Dynasty (2890 BCE). Bastet was originally a lioness warrior goddess of the sun throughout most of ancient Egyptian history, but later she was changed into the cat goddess which is familiar today.

Dichroic glass contains multiple micro-layers of metals or oxides which give the glass dichroic optical properties. The main characteristic of dichroic glass is that the colors shift depending on the angle of view.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the handmade nature of this object, small imperfections such as bubbles may be present.

•  Approximately 3 14" square x 1 12"H
•  Available in aqua or black.
•  Signed by the artist.

About the Artist
Over ten years ago, Robin Lehman was invited to the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass where he videoed his young children working with the renowned Venetian classical furnace master, William Gudenrath. He was quickly seduced by the wonderful orange glow and unique properties of hot glass. Over several years, he videoed many of the most gifted glass artists who taught at Corning, recently completing five videos for the Corning Museum of Glass.

It was not long before Robin caught the glass bug himself and started taking classes with many of the celebrated visiting glass masters he had previously filmed. He now spends most of his time experimenting and working with hot glass in his Rochester, New York, workshop.

Robin combines lampworking and casting techniques to produce unique lead crystal paperweights with very small but highly detailed and refined creatures and objects inside.

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