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

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
127 78 in. diam. (30.620.1 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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