Armored Crab

  • Michael Lee, Armored Crab, 1998, kingwood, 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), 2003.60.33

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Although Michael Lee's objects are often small, his dramatic carving emphasizes the density and weight of the wood. Armored Crab is carved from kingwood, a very rare, heavy wood from Brazil. The deep lines of the crab's layered armor and curled legs highlight the rich color of this exotic material.

Title
Armored Crab
Artist
Date
1998
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 5/8 x 5 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. (6.6 x 15.0 x 13.0 cm)
Credit Line

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)

Mediums
Mediums Description
kingwood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – fish – crab
Object Number
2003.60.33
Palette
Linked Open Data
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