Carob Jar #192

  • Barry T. MacDonald, Carob Jar #192, ca. 1993, carob, ebony, and bloodwood, 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

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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.

Title
Carob Jar #192
Artist
Date
ca. 1993
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
12 x 7 7/8 in. diam. (30.6 x 20.1 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
carob, ebony, and bloodwood
Classifications
Object Number
2003.60.37A-B
Palette
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