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Medieval floor tiles at Hailes Abbey (endowed by King John's son Richard, Earl of Cornwall, 1209 - 1272) showing the double eagle symbol of the King of the Romans. Earl Richard was inter alia the only Englishman to be elected as King of the Romans, and could have upgraded to Holy Roman Emperor but never made it to Rome to see the Pope about this.
Kiki Smith - Lilith, 1994 - Bronze, silicon, and glass. “In medieval Jewish lore, Lilith was Adam’s first wife. When she demanded to be Adam’s equal, she was evicted from the Garden of Eden. Lilith flew away to the demon world, replaced by the more submissive Eve. Smith catches us off guard with Lilith’s pose and placement. Most sculptures receive our gaze passively, but Lilith stares back with piercing brown eyes, ready to pounce.”
These wine glasses are made from black glass with blue, violet and green hued leaves winding around the stem. The colors are reminiscent of the aurora borealis against a velvety black sky. The leaves are made from polymer clay, each leave individually sculpted by hand, and then colored with blue, green and violet mica.