paperweight: 3 x 3 x 3 in. ( 7.6 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm )
printed: on label on underside of box: "Made in Israel" etched: in paperweight: "AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY" and "FREDERICK PHINEAS & SANDRA PRIEST ROSE CENTER FOR EARTH AND SPACE"
Cube-shaped glass paperweight with etched interior depicting the Frederick Phineas & Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, showing nine planets and the sun; in original cardboard box with foam padding.
This paperweight depicts the Rose Center for Earth and Space, a spherical planetarium enclosed in a mullionless 6-story cube with tension-supported glass curtain walls. Designed by James Stewart Polshek, the high-tech museum and planetarium facility opened in 2000. The paperweight was donated by Ellen V. Futter, president of the American Museum of Natural History since 1993.
Gift of Ellen V. Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History
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