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"Protecting the Dumb"

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Terra cotta
DATES circa 1875
DIMENSIONS 24 x 13 5/8 x 14 1/8 in. (61 x 34.6 x 35.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Inscribed on base - "Protecting the Dumb"
SIGNATURE no signatures
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed on front of base: "PROTECTING THE DUMB"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Terra cotta sculpture of nude, crouching boy who holds a dog on his lap with his proper left hand and, with his right hand, a watering can on a rope that he has untied from the dog's tail; supported on ovoid base. Condition: Good
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Karl L. H. Müller (American, born Germany, 1820–1887). "Protecting the Dumb," circa 1875. Terra cotta, 24 x 13 5/8 x 14 1/8 in. (61 x 34.6 x 35.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.60. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.60_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 68.87.60_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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