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Medallion with Head of Neptune, from Washington Baths Annex, Coney Island, Brooklyn

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American Art

This medallion of Neptune, the mythological Roman god of the sea, presided over bathers entering the Washington Baths Annex in Coney Island. Visitors could rent lockers, swimsuits, and umbrellas from the bathhouse, which provided access to the beach and also featured a saltwater pool, a restaurant, solariums, and athletic facilities.
ARTIST Unknown
MEDIUM Vitreous enamel on terra cotta
DATES ca. 1910
DIMENSIONS diameter: 30 in. (76.2 cm); depth: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm); 172 lb. (78.02kg)
COLLECTIONS American Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 81.128
CREDIT LINE Gift of Charles Denson
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