"Protecting the Dumb"
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
24 x 13 5/8 x 14 1/8 in. (61 x 34.6 x 35.9 cm) (show scale)
Inscribed on base - "Protecting the Dumb"
Inscribed on front of base: "PROTECTING THE DUMB"
Gift of Franklin Chace
Terra cotta sculpture of nude, crouching boy who holds a dog on his lap with his proper left hand and, with his right hand, a watering can on a rope that he has untied from the dog's tail; supported on ovoid base.
Karl L. H. Müller (American, born Germany, 1820-1887). "Protecting the Dumb," circa 1875. Terra cotta, 24 x 13 5/8 x 14 1/8 in. (61 x 34.6 x 35.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.60. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.60_bw.jpg)
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