Unknown (American). <em>Winged Dragon Chimera</em>, ca. 1900. Limestone, 63 1/2 x 26 x 28 in. (161.3 x 66 x 71.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of G.C. O'Brien, Inc. in memory of G.C. O'Brien, 74.168. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Image courtesy of F Stop Fitzgerald, 74.168.jpg)

Winged Dragon Chimera


Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1900

Dimensions: 63 1/2 x 26 x 28 in. (161.3 x 66 x 71.1 cm)


Museum Location: Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor

Accession Number: 74.168

Image: 74.168.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
This carved limestone winged dragon, standing behind a shield, was salvaged from a building at the northeast corner of Liberty and William streets, in Lower Manhattan, in 1974. The unusual dragon chimera was located on the corner of the building, several stories up. The museum was alerted to the demolition of the building, and the salvage opportunity, by a Brooklyn resident.

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