Mottled Ebony Bowl with Silver Inlay

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Copied Mark Nantz, Mottled Ebony Bowl with Silver Inlay, 2013, ebony and silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jeffrey Bernstein, M.D. and Judith Chernoff, M.D., 2021.66.32

Artwork Details

Title
Mottled Ebony Bowl with Silver Inlay
Artist
Date
2013
Dimensions
3 12 × 5 14 × 5 14 in. (8.9 × 13.3 × 13.3 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Jeffrey Bernstein, M.D. and Judith Chernoff, M.D.
Mediums
Mediums Description
ebony and silver
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object — other — container
Object Number
2021.66.32

Artwork Description

Mark Nantz’s turned vessels seemingly defy time. They might recall ancient, future, or even extraterrestrial civilizations. The forms are relatively simple, but they are elevated by rare woods, precise lines, and embellishments like metal inlays and color dyes.


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