Pagan Gods, detail of Astarte, detail of cut-glass jewels

Cut-glass ornaments

The figure of Astarte in Pagan Gods shows one of the more fanciful relief materials Sargent used in the mural cycle. He adorned Astarte’s headdress, necklace, and forehead with “jewels” made from blue, pale yellow, and green cut-glass. The faceted glass “jewels” are mounted in metal bezels nailed to the mural.
1. Pagan Gods, detail of Astarte
(2002 photo)
2. Detail of cut-glass jewels
(2002 photo)
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