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Head of a Young Bulgarian

Oscar Miestchaninoff

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Bronze with stone base
DATES 1920
DIMENSIONS 19 3/8 x 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (49.2 x 19.1 x 24.8 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on back edge of neck at proper right, rectangular stamp with "CIRE / VALSUNI / PERDUE"
SIGNATURE Inscribed along lower edge of neck at proper left: "O. M. MIESTCHANINOFF"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Oscar Miestchaninoff
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CAPTION Oscar Miestchaninoff (American, born Russia, 1886-1956). Head of a Young Bulgarian, 1920. Bronze with stone base, 19 3/8 x 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (49.2 x 19.1 x 24.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Oscar Miestchaninoff, 58.183. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 58.183_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Head of a young woman facing frontally with almond-shaped eyes and stylized features; hair is pulled back into a bun at nape of neck; mottled surface texture; head bolted to dark brown, highly polished, square stone base. Condition: Good, few nicks in base.
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