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La Mysterieuse

Elie Nadelman

American Art

  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES ca. 1910
    DIMENSIONS Head only: 13 3/8 x 9 x 10 1/2 in., 43 lb. (34 x 22.9 x 26.7 cm, 19.5kg)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed on back of neck, along bottom edge: "ELIE NADELMAN"
    COLLECTIONS American Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Elie Nadelman (American, 1882-1946). La Mysterieuse, ca. 1910. Marble, Head only: 13 3/8 x 9 x 10 1/2 in., 43 lb. (34 x 22.9 x 26.7 cm, 19.5kg). Brooklyn Museum, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 25.813. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, 25.813_front_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Head of a young woman in 3/4 profile facing left; features are extremely simplified; figure has long, ovoid face, eyes closed, elongated straight nose, and small mouth; hair pulled into three stacked buns at the back of her head; highly polished surface. Head currently detached from its block base.
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