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Garniture (three pieces)

Object Number: 
2003.75a-c
Date: 
2001-2002
Medium: 
Ceramic: slip cast porcelain from an original model with porcelain slip and under-glaze cobalt decoration
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/4 x 5 x 5 in. ( 36.2 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Three-piece ceramic garniture; bowling pin-shaped forms of women in burkas; cobalt blue decoration with skyline of downtown Manhattan and decorative motifs on white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This unusual set of garniture, in the form of bowling pins, was created by ceramic artist Michelle Erickson in reaction to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Depicted on the garniture is a panoramic scene of the World Trade Center towering amidst the lower Manhattan skyline. Erickson conceived of these objects, which suggest women in burkas, in a modern interpretation of an antique ceramic form.
Bibliography: 
Ledes, Allison E., ed. "The Magazine Antiques: January 2005." New York: Brant Publications, Inc., 2005.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group