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Jon Eric Riis (United States, b. 1945)

Date: 1998
Each: 67 x 26 x 3 in. (170.2 x 66 x 7.6 cm)
Medium: Silk, metallic thread, leather, freshwater pearls, wool tapestry
Credit Line: Museum of Arts and Design, New York; purchase with funds provided by Barbara Tober and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, 2000
Object number: 2000.122a-j
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DescriptionFive life-size figures suspend from bars, their bodies folded in half and their hands falling below their heads. The figures are beaded with freshwater pearls in concentric circle patterns. Tapestry-woven eyes, which shimmer from metallic threads, are placed sporadically about the figures. Overall, the pieces are meticulously detailed.
  • Beadwork
  • Wall Hangings
  • Fiber