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"Protecting the Dumb"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Terra cotta
DATES late 19th century
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"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 68.87.60
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Karl L. H. Mueller (American, born Germany, 1820-1887). "Protecting the Dumb," late 19th century. 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
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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
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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