1987 Bud Latven Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1949 Honduras mahogany and shoe polish A: 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (12.2 x 19.1 cm) diam B: 7 x 7 in. (17.8 x 17.8 cm) diam C: 6 x 5 1/2 in. (15.3 x 14 cm) diam Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb © 1987, Bud Latven 1995.100.17A-C Not currently on view
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These vases are inspired by the simple forms found in Anasazi pottery dating from 1100 to 1300 AD. This southwestern pottery focused on basic, functional objects, and the carved rings of texture around Latven's vases evoke the corrugated Anasazi ware that was once used for cooking and storage.
Crafts - Wood
wood - mahogany