Sparkly Barbarian Glass

I saw this over the weekend at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.  Its called the Westminster Blue Enamel Kokoshnik.  Tiaras are pretty and all, but I would rather see swords and armour.  However, this really stopped me in my tracks. It is housed in a permanent exhibit called Faberge’: Royal Gifts. The whole exhibit was amazing, but this piece is just crazy to me.  Its meant to look like a traditional Russian headdress called a kokoshnik.

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This last one you can see the transparency of the blue glass a little better.IMG_3866-001