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Flower Vessel

Maeda Hideo

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
Maeda Hideo makes flower vases that are decorated with precise geometric patterns. The surface is created by carving thin lines into the dark clay and then filling the indentations with clay pastes of various colors. To draw grids on three-dimensional forms that swell and taper requires elaborate planning and a masterly understanding of geometry.
MEDIUM Stoneware inlaid with colored slips
  • Place Made: Japan
  • DATES 2013
    PERIOD Heisei Period
    DIMENSIONS height: 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm) diameter: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
    EXHIBITIONS
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2015.49
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the artist
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