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Two Headed Face Jug (Congressmen and Senators)

ca. 1976 Quillan Lanier Meaders Born: Mossy Creek, Georgia 1917 Died: Mossy Creek, Georgia 1998 glazed stoneware with stones 9 x 7 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. (22.9 x 20.0 x 21.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase 1997.124.164 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 28B


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In Two Headed Face Jug, Quillan Lanier Meaders modeled two faces: one to represent a United States congressman, the other a senator. One face has red eyes and a cunning expression, while the other wears a confused expression. It is up to the viewer to decide which is the congressman and which is the senator. By presenting them as two sides of one jug, Meaders was suggesting that it is impossible for both parties to look in the same direction at the same time.

Keywords

Figure - fragment - face

decorative arts - ceramic

folk art

clay

stone

About Quillan Lanier Meaders

Born: Mossy Creek, Georgia 1917 Died: Mossy Creek, Georgia 1998

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