Sewing Scissors

  • Michael Riegel, Sewing Scissors, ca. 1975, steel, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.161

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Michael Riegel has made mechanical toys and functional tools from a wide variety of metals. He constructed these sewing scissors from forged and annealed carbon steel stock. The curved handles show his interest in Japanese weapons and armor from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries.

Title
Sewing Scissors
Artist
Date
ca. 1975
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
length: 3 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. (10.0 x 4.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
steel
Classifications
Object Number
1975.161
Palette
Linked Open Data
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