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Visiting Relics #1 (from the series Death Urns)

Visiting Relics #1 (from the series Death Urns)

Artist: Peter Olson (American, born 1954)
Date: 2015
Medium: porcelain with original photographs
Dimensions:
15 1/2 × 15 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (39.4 × 39.4 × 14 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds from the Boeckman Acquisition Fune, 2019
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2019.5ab
Description
This vessel is an unconventional combination of sculpture and photography, both created by the artist. Touching on the serious topic of human remains in public collections, where he made the photographs, the piece refers to a long tradition of urns as a repository for human remains as well as for storytelling.
Not on view