The Ark, 2021

The Ark, 2021
Hammered and repoussé silver, jasper, rock crystal, mother-of-pearl, labradorite, sodalite, pyrite and carnelian
Dimensions : 
54 x 48 cm / 21.26 x 18.90 inch
Exhibition : 

Exhibition "Goudji in Paris" - October 19 to November 26, 2023, Mairie du Ve arrondissement, Paris

Description of the artwork

Silver weight : 1500g
Total weight : 5584g

"Like medieval naves, this rich craft serves as a table centerpiece. On a high circular foot of silver and cloisonné sodalite, its hull with cloisonné sodalite strakes carries a roof shaped like a small chapel with a red jasper roof and windows and portals of silvered iron pyrite and rock crystal. A gull with sodalite wings is perched on its ridge. On the silver mast with carnelian flame, a hinged yard is rigged, with mother-of-pearl and rock-crystal sails hanging in four festoons. Sitting at the bow is a small figure wearing a toque (papakha), belted kaftan and pulley boots." Jacques Santrot


Reproduced in the catalog of the exhibition "Goudji in Paris" organized at the Mairie du Ve arrondissement in Paris 2023, p.115

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