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Melissa Zink, An Answer To The Perplexing Question "How Many Angels Can Dance On The Head Of A Pin"


Work is in two pieces. The outside cover is hexagonal with each panel having a door or window shape. The top has three hooded (female?) figures in a circle facing outward, each holding objects. Around the edges of the top are incised characters that suggest writing. The inside is seven ceramic angels dancing in a circle on a black "pin" head (base).

Melissa Zink
An Answer To The Perplexing Question "How Many Angels Can Dance On The Head Of A Pin", c.1979
Ceramic
Overall: 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 9 7/16 in. (26 x 21 x 24 cm)
Gift of Esla Henschke in memory of Jane Adair
1994.0036.0000

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