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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
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

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


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