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Two Women

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1985 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Takamori, Akio (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, slab-formed, with coloured glazes

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 142, The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Gallery, case 10, shelf 3

Physical description

Flattened oval vase, shaped and painted to represent two naked women embracing.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1985 (made)


Takamori, Akio (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, slab-formed, with coloured glazes

Marks and inscriptions

Painted in black.


Height: 60 cm, Depth: 52 cm

Descriptive line

'Two Women' vase, slab-formed stoneware with coloured glazes, by Akio Takamori, USA, 1985

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

This object features in 'Out on Display: A selection of LGBTQ-related objects on display in the V&A', a booklet created by the V&A's LGBTQ Working Group. First developed and distributed to coincide with the 2014 Pride in London Parade, the guide was then expanded for the Queer and Now Friday Late that took place in February 2015.


Ceramics; Stoneware; Studio Pottery; Vases


Ceramics Collection

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