Lidded Jar

Media - 1995.100.12A-B - SAAM-1995.100.12A-B_1 - 57654
Copied John Jordan, Lidded Jar, 1991, bleached box elder and pink ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb, 1995.100.12A-B

Artwork Details

Title
Lidded Jar
Artist
Date
1991
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
overall: 11 588 in. (29.620.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line
Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb
Mediums Description
bleached box elder and pink ivory
Classifications
Object Number
1995.100.12A-B

Artwork Description

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.