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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Saar, Betye
Culture:American (1926 - )
Title:Ancestral Spirit Chair
Date Made:1992
Type:Sculpture
Materials:painted wood branches, glass, bones, plastic, metal, and dried creeper vine
Place Made:United States
Measurements:overall: 60 x 46 x 32 in.; 152.4 x 116.84 x 81.28 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1992.42a.c
Credit Line:Purchased with funds realized from the sale of a work donated by Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Rittmaster (Sylvian Goodkind, class of 1937) in 1958 and with funds realized from the sale of a work donated by Adeline Flint Wing, class of 1898, and Caroline Roberta Wing, class of 1896, in 1961
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Description:
low seated chair made of partly painted branches with curving arms and extended branches at each corner and attached glass, bones, plastic, metal and dried creeper vine; allegory; furniture

Keywords/Tags:
ceremonies

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