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Orion

A work made of linen, wool, and horsehair, slit and double interlocking tapestry weave with eccentric wefts and supplementary wrapping wefts forming cut pile; backing bands of jute, plain weave.

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  • A work made of linen, wool, and horsehair, slit and double interlocking tapestry weave with eccentric wefts and supplementary wrapping wefts forming cut pile; backing bands of jute, plain weave.

Date:

1981

Artist:

Ásgerdur Ester Búadóttir (Icelandic, Dec. 4, 1920-May 19, 2014)
Reykjavik, Iceland

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Ásgerður Ester Búadóttir

Title

Orion

Place

Reykjavík (Object made in)

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Made 1981

Medium

Linen, wool, and horsehair, slit and double interlocking tapestry weave with eccentric wefts and supplementary wrapping wefts forming cut pile; backing bands of jute, plain weave

Inscriptions

Handwritten on reverse: Ásgerdur Búadóttir 81 Printed on tag on reverse: Utställningen Borealis Asgerdur Buadottir: Orion Nordiskt Konstcentrum Sveaborg 00190 Helsingfors 19 Finland Handwritten on tag: K22

Dimensions

135.3 × 116.8 cm (53 1/4 × 46 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Nancy and Robert D. Barton

Reference Number

1996.497

Extended information about this artwork

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