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Lizard Wall Hanging

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
2000
Medium
cotton, batting, wood, beads, paint, ink, metal
Dimensions
15 15/16 × 11 7/16 in. (40.5 × 29 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
This wall hanging is made of three pieces of woven cloth. The central section is painted with a white lizard surrounded by four symbols, with three interspersed brass ornaments and a carved wood pendant. The lizard’s tail, neck, and body are beaded. The top and bottom sections of the hanging are made of a rust-colored cloth printed with a row of black chevrons and notched lines. Artist Ira Blount stated that he was aiming for an African aesthetic.
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
2011.0004.0136
Type
quilt
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl85cd8349c-ba98-4dfd-94d3-c95a1e3691ff
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0136
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