Related Objects
Current Location:
Section O (OS) -> Shelf O4 (OS)
Location Notes:
IDC; Open Shelving; Section O; Shelf O4

Tribute to Madame Curie

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.336.1
Artist:
Beverly Seley
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Copper and Sterling Silver
Date:
1996
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 9.25 in Width: 8.75 in Depth: 15 in
Description:
Ornate box, front opens to reveal scientific tools.
Historical Context:
This piece acts as a reliquary that chronicles the life of Marie Curie from her childhood through adulthood, and the discovery of the two elements polonium and radium. It is done in the Early Christian style to give it a sense of history, intent upon capturing the importance of Madame Curie's contributions to science, teaching and mankind.