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Siphonophores

Artwork

Identifier:
2000.026.1
Artist:
Beverly Seley
Medium:
Copper, Bronze, Sterling Silver, and Brass
Date:
2000
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 24.0 in Width: 7.0 in Depth: 7.0 in
Description:
3D metal sculpture; large copper head with brass "tails".
Historical Context:
Siphonophores are an order of the Hydrozoa, a class of marine invertebrates belonging to the phylum Cnidaria. They are colonial, but the colonies can superficially resemble jellyfish. Although they appear to be a single organism, each specimen is actually a colony of Siphonophora. The best known species is the dangerous Portuguese Man o' War. One individual in the group transforms itself into a gas-filled float. The others form stinging tentacles that kill prey.
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
brass
bronze
copper
metalworking
sculpture
silver
Library of Congress Subjects
Copper
Bronze
Silver
Brass
Sculpture
Hydrozoa
Marine organisms
Current Location:
South Apartment C -> 1st Floor (WISE)
Location Notes:
WISE; 1st fl., Main Lobby, Across from Office Rm. 106