Current Location:
Lake Huron Hall -> 2nd Floor (LHH)
Location Notes:
LHH; 2nd Floor; Outside of Elevator; Near Room 201

Face Jug

Artwork
Identifier:
2009.19.4
Artist:
Bob Brigl
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Ceramic
Date:
circa 2008
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 7.5 in Width: 4 in Depth: 4.5 in
Description:
Light green jug with handle at back of neck. Front has a face with big, wide deep eyes, a pinched nose and a large mouth with lots of white teeth.
Historical Context:
A “face jug” is a pottery vessel that depicts a face. There are examples of such pottery dating back as far as Ancient Greece and Pre-Columbian America. Given their almost universal existence from cultures around the world, they reflect humankind’s desire to create images of self. This is a modern rendition of a face jug created by Kentucky artist Bob Brigl.