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Giraffe Head

Decorative Arts

On View: American Identities: A New Look, Making Art: Centennial Era, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Painted wood, glass (possibly)
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 1850-1900
    DIMENSIONS 26 x 11 x 13 in. (66.0 x 27.9 x 33.0 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    CREDIT LINE Gift of The Guennol Collection
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION American. Giraffe Head, 1850-1900. Painted wood, glass (possibly), 26 x 11 x 13 in. (66.0 x 27.9 x 33.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Guennol Collection, 2000.48. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 2000.48_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Carved wooden figure in form of a giraffe's head and upper section of neck; painted light brown with black spots and red accents on nose and mouth; inset eyes of clear substance (possibly glass). Condition: Fair; heavy cracking in paint, some losses to paint, gouges in wood around bottom edge.
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