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Lignum vitae (wood)
With Base: 18 x 5 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. (45.7 x 14.3 x 19.7 cm)
Base only: 6 7/8 x 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. (17.5 x 14.3 x 14.3 cm) (show scale)
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Harry Levine (American, born Russia, 1893-1945). Negro Head, n.d. Lignum vitae (wood), With Base: 18 x 5 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. (45.7 x 14.3 x 19.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Educational Alliance Art School, 45.67.1. © Estate of Harry Levine
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Carved head of black man with close-cropped hair, heavy-lidded eyes with pupils bored out, small flat nose, full lips, wrinkle outlines mouth, furrowed brow (wrinkles in forehead), wrinkles in neck; head attached to simple squared pilaster base.
Condition: Good; few vertical cracks in wood; reddish triangular section at back of head.
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