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Indian Law

American Art

On View: Eastern Parkway Façade
MEDIUM Indiana limestone
DATES 1909
DIMENSIONS Approx. height: 144 in. (365.8 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of the City of New York, Parks and Recreation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Robed man with arms crossed, staff in right hand, scroll in left hand, located on the east (Washington Avenue) facade of the Brooklyn Museum. Of the five figures on this side, this one is second to the left.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Eastern Parkway Façade
CAPTION Attilio Piccirilli (American, born Italy, 1868–1945). Indian Law, 1909. Indiana limestone, Approx. height: 144 in. (365.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the City of New York, Parks and Recreation, 09.937.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, PER_Bulletin_of_the_Brooklyn_Institute_of_Arts_and_Sciences_v1_p408_09.937.2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, Bulletin of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, vol. 1, page 408, PER_Bulletin_of_the_Brooklyn_Institute_of_Arts_and_Sciences_v1_p408_09.937.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 1908-9
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