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Handmade Wooden Egg

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
1992
Medium
wood
Dimensions
3 × 5 3/4 in. (7.6 × 14.6 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
With carefully chosen woods of various hues, artist Ira Blount (1918-2020) seamlessly layered and rounded them into this subtly striped egg. At its apex, thin blond wood trims a wider band of deep brown. Ornamental eggs have origins in Russian and Ukrainian Easter traditions, though they are typically painted or decorated. In allowing natural colors and grains to serve as the egg’s decoration, Blount demonstrates his appreciation for wood’s inherent beauty.
After moving to Washington, DC following World War II, Ira Blount mastered dozens of artisanal crafts. His love for crafting, learning, and community engagement would endure over the course of his long life and career.
Accession Number
2011.0004.0033a
Type
sculpture
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8033c812e-8761-4037-9557-c6f2664d8f0f
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0033a
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