"Protecting the Dumb"
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
late 19th century
24 x 13 5/8 x 14 1/8 in. (61 x 34.6 x 35.9 cm) (show scale)
Inscribed on base - "Protecting the Dumb"
Inscribed on front of base: "PROTECTING THE DUMB"
Gift of Franklin Chace
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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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