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Carob Jar #192

ca. 1993 Barry T. MacDonald Born: Detroit, Michigan 1945 carob, ebony, and bloodwood 12 x 7 7/8 in. diam. (30.6 x 20.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003) 2003.60.37A-B Not currently on view

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The simple, rounded silhouettes of Barry MacDonald's vessels evoke ancient ceramic urns that might have been used to cool and store liquids. In Carob Jar #192, he added small sections of dark ebony and rich bloodwood to highlight the black and red swirls in the carob grain. Although it rests gracefully on a tiny base, the jar's imposing form and perfect symmetry suggest it would not topple easily.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - bloodwood

wood - ebony

About Barry T. MacDonald

Born: Detroit, Michigan 1945

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