Michael Mode, Akbar's Accession, 1997, purpleheart, holly, rosewoods, ebony, and pink ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor, 1997.12A-B
Michael Mode is inspired by sixteenth-century Indian Mughal architecture. This piece is named for Akbar, one of the greatest rulers of the Mughal dynasty who built many large temples, fortresses, and tombs within the empire. Mode's elevated vessels recall ornate Mughal designs, and he believes the inspirations of these ancient architects have been channeled through his work. The pattern in Akbar's Accession is formed from laminations of holly and purpleheart, and the squares of color stretch and curve around the vessel.
Luce Object Quote"The enchantment and appeal of these structures continue[s] to deepen." Michael Mode, 1997
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overall: 19 x 19 x 12 in. (48.3 x 48.3 x 30.5 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of an anonymous donor
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- purpleheart, holly, rosewoods, ebony, and pink ivory
- Abstract – geometric
- Ethnic – Asian Indian
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