The practice of self-mummification, once performed by Buddhist monks in Japan. The monk would start by eating only nuts and seeds to strip them of their body fat, then move to drinking tea made from the urushi tree. The poisonous tea would cause vomiting to further their weight loss, as well as help dissuade insects from disturbing their body after death.
Hunt Glass Works, Inc., Manufacturer RADIO SET (Circa 1920)
In the collection of: Corning Museum of Glass
Description: Colorless glass; blown, mold-blown, tooled, applied, cut, engraved, assembled; metal parts. One part consists of a mold-blown rectangular base with a ring in the center, engraved with flowers. The other part is a trumpet with a curved stem, probably free blown and shaped to fit the ring of the base, also engraved with flowers.
N.H. Jacob with Ludovic Hirschfeld