Textured Anasazis

  • Bud Latven, Textured Anasazis, 1987, Honduras mahogany and shoe polish, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1987, Bud Latven, Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb, 1995.100.17A-C

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These vases are inspired by the simple forms found in Anasazi pottery dating from 1100 to 1300 AD. This southwestern pottery focused on basic, functional objects, and the carved rings of texture around Latven's vases evoke the corrugated Anasazi ware that was once used for cooking and storage.

Title
Textured Anasazis
Artist
Date
1987
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
A: 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (12.2 x 19.1 cm) diam
B: 7 x 7 in. (17.8 x 17.8 cm) diam
C: 6 x 5 1/2 in. (15.3 x 14 cm) diam
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb

Mediums
Mediums Description
Honduras mahogany and shoe polish
Classifications
Object Number
1995.100.17A-C
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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