Spiral Carved Vessel

Media - 2021.66.35 - SAAM-2021.66.35_1 - 143049
Copied Avelino Samuel, Spiral Carved Vessel, 2006, mahogany, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jeffrey Bernstein, M.D. and Judith Chernoff, M.D., 2021.66.35

Artwork Details

Title
Spiral Carved Vessel
Date
2006
Dimensions
12 14 × 6 34 × 6 34 in. (31.1 × 17.1 × 17.1 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Jeffrey Bernstein, M.D. and Judith Chernoff, M.D.
Mediums
Mediums Description
mahogany
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object — other — container
Object Number
2021.66.35

Artwork Description

Avelino Samuel emulates the spiral shape of whelk shells found on Caribbean beaches in his turned vessels. The artist grew up on the island of St. John, where he continues to source most of his wood.

 

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