Artist: Sumita Masami (Japan, born 1957)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1992
Porcelain with gold and silver pigments over black glaze
H x W x D: 31 x 33.5 x 33.5 cm (12 3/16 x 13 3/16 x 13 3/16 in)
Japan, Ishikawa prefecture, Komatsu
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Heisei era (1989 - present), Japan, porcelain
Provenance research underway.

According to the artist, "On the spherical form I used dots to paint concentric spirals. The image of an imaginary world that seems to unfold endlessly corresponds to an emotion of distance or remoteness. After firing the porcelain body at a high temperature, I fired the black glaze at 850 degrees C. The design painted with gold and silver enamels was fired at around 750 degrees C."

Collection Area(s)
Contemporary Art, Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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