Research: Luce Center for American Art

The Old Man of Mikeno
Accession #24.552
Artist Carl E. Akeley
Cast by Kunst Foundry, NY
TitleThe Old Man of Mikeno
Date1923
MediumBronze
Dimensions24 3/4 x 29 1/2 x 20 in. (62.9 x 74.9 x 50.8 cm)
MarksFoundry mark inscribed on top of proper right side of base: "KUNST Foundry N.Y"
InscriptionsInscribed on front edge of base at center: "The Old Man of Mikeno"
SignedInscribed on front edge of base at center, under inscription: "Carl Akeley Sc" and "© 1923"
Credit LineGift of George D. Pratt
LocationVisible Storage: Case 4, Shelf P (Sculpture)
DescriptionChest-length bust of a male gorilla facing frontally on a rectangular base; roughly textured surface; realistic representation. Condition: Good.