Two Headed Face Jug (Congressmen and Senators)

  • Quillan Lanier Meaders, Two Headed Face Jug (Congressmen and Senators), ca. 1976, glazed stoneware with stones, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase, 1997.124.164

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In Two Headed Face Jug, Quillan Lanier Meaders modeled two faces: one to represent a United States congressman, the other a senator. One face has red eyes and a cunning expression, while the other wears a confused expression. It is up to the viewer to decide which is the congressman and which is the senator. By presenting them as two sides of one jug, Meaders was suggesting that it is impossible for both parties to look in the same direction at the same time.

Title
Two Headed Face Jug (Congressmen and Senators)
Artist
Date
ca. 1976
Location
Dimensions
9 x 7 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. (22.9 x 20.0 x 21.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
glazed stoneware with stones
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – fragment – face
Object Number
1997.124.164
Palette
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