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Purple Heart Bench

1984
Designer David Ebner (American, born in 1945)


Object Place: Bellport, New York, United States

Dimensions

40.64 x 89.22 x 37.15 cm (16 x 35 1/8 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1984.607

Medium or Technique

Purpleheart

On View

Arts of Asia, Oceania, and Africa Gallery (Gallery 177)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

Seat in the form of two slightly dished rectangles with swelled sides outlined at the center by two V-shaped notches. Two slab legs, biconvex section, tapering sides with concave cutouts below the box joint with the seat.

Signed

D.N.E. 84

Markings

branded on underside right with Chinese and Japanese character for wood or tree. underside of seat.

Provenance

1984, commissioned from the artist with financial support of Ronald D. Abramson, Rockville, Maryland; 1984, given by Ronald D. Abramson to the MFA (Accession date: November 21, 1984).

Credit Line

Gift of Ronald D. Abramson

Copyright

© D.N.E.