Thursday, July 14, 2011

Green Tree Snail Shell

Papunia Pulcherrima (Green Tree Snail Shell) on display at the Lora Robins Gallery in Richmond. On the campus of the University of Richmond.

As the University's natural sciences and decorative arts museum, the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, with its collections of natural objects, cultural art and artifacts, and decorative and fine arts, holds over 100,000 pieces ranging from Jurassic dinosaur fossils to contemporary glass art by Dale Chihuly. Pre-Columbian vessels, ancient coins, Hindu art, and Oceanic art contrast with rare gems and minerals, prehistoric shells, coral, and fluorescent rocks. The collection of Asian art and artifacts includes more than 300 Chinese ceramics, spanning twenty centuries.


laura weant johnson said...

wow, i want a glaze that color!!

Bulldog Pottery said...

I know what you mean. Me too!