Curiosities of Glassmaking

The Corning Museum of Glass is having a show called Curiosities of Glassmaking, where more than a hundred of "wonderfully odd and mysterious objects fashioned of glass, dating from antiquity to the present day" are exhibited.

This one to the left is an antique optical model of the eye, probably from 19th century France. (And below: method of preserving the dead by entombing the corpse in glass!)

Link - via Morbid Anatomy, Thanks Joanna Ebenstein!

(BTW, Joana is working on a travelling exhibition called Anatomical Theatre: Depictions of the Body, Disease, and Death in Medical Museums of the Western World)

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