Carved Apple-Shaped Container

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
1985
Medium
wood
Dimensions
Including Lid: 4 3/4 × 9 1/4 in. (12.1 × 23.5 cm)
Other (Lid Only): 2 1/4 × 9 1/4 in.
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
Artist Ira Blount captures the form and appearance of an apple in this wood carving. Even the sheen from the coating, which highlights natural variations in color, recalls the shiny fruit. The lifelike sculpted vessel features a slightly irregular shape and a stem. It also functions as a container, as the top can be removed to store items inside.
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
2011.0004.0032
Type
box
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8d558c8d9-7401-4e95-b516-ff5099409ddd
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0032
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