Low Bowl

  • Ed Bosley, Low Bowl, 1988, alabaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb, 1995.100.3

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Ed Bosley created this bowl by turning and polishing a block of alabaster to emphasize the smooth texture and variations in color. Alabaster is in some ways easier to turn than wood, because of its relative softness and lack of grain. Pure alabaster is white, and the flecks and veins of color in Low Bowl come from mineral impurities such as iron.

Title
Low Bowl
Artists
Date
1988
On View
Dimensions
2 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (5.4 x 14.4 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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Classifications
Object Number
1995.100.3
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