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Harpglyph / Jack A. Hirschman; I Singer., 1991

Identifier: CC-09199-9380

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Scope and Contents

This sculpture shaped like a harp is a homage to the writer Isaac B. Singer whom Hirschman knew personally. Hirschman in a letter to the Sackners stated "since its total shape is like a Futurist version of a Mayan glyph, I've used Mayan motifs throughout; you'll also notice Yiddish letters scattered here and there." This imagery is not far fetched since an Englishman named Kingborough in the 19th century wrote two volumes to prove that Mayans were one of the 10 lost tribes, a theory unaccepted by most scholars. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1991



0 See container summary (1 sculpture (polystyrene, enamel paint, pastel)) ; 40 x 22 x 10 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: San Francisco, California : [Publisher not identified]. Signed by: J.A.H. (b.c.- side). Nationality of creator: American. General: About 1 total copies. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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