Lidded Jar

  • John Jordan, Lidded Jar, 1991, pink ivorywood, box elder, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb, 1995.100.12A-B

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John Jordan has set richly colored pink ivory into the lid of this bleached vessel. He experiments with different methods of carving to achieve a wide variety of surface textures, as here in Lidded Jar, which evokes woven fabric or fiber with delicate lines circling its pale form.

Title
Lidded Jar
Artists
Date
1991
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
overall: 11 5/8 x 8 in. (29.6 x 20.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb

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Object Number
1995.100.12A-B
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