1991 John Jordan Born: Nashville, Tennessee 1950 bleached box elder and pink ivory overall: 11 5/8 x 8 in. (29.6 x 20.3 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb 1995.100.12A-B Not currently on view
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John Jordan has set richly colored pink ivory into the lid of this bleached vessel. He experiments with different methods of carving to achieve a wide variety of surface textures, as here in Lidded Jar, which evokes woven fabric or fiber with delicate lines circling its pale form.
Crafts - Wood
wood - box elder
wood - pink ivorywood