Brush Pot, late 17th century

Unknown artist, expand_more


Gift of Ruth and Bruce Daytonexpand_more  2002.2.1

Not on Viewexpand_more

Cut from a section of naturally occurring root, this hardwood brushpot takes on an irregular form that would have appealed to a scholar's taste for interesting objects found in nature. In this case, the natural excrescent botes of the root surrounded by the contorted lineal grain of the surface resembles rocks in a fast flowing torrent. Seeking to find "the large within the small," a scholar would have delighted in the implied forces of nature seen here with the soft, swift moving water weathering the hardest of rocks in its path.

Brush Pot
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