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Plaque Depicting Dancer

Asian Art

MEDIUM Ivory
  • Place Made: Sri Lanka
  • DATES 17th-18th century
    DIMENSIONS 2 7/8 x 3 in. (7.3 x 7.6 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2021.1.19
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Dr. Samuel Eilenberg
    PROVENANCE Prior to 1998, provenance not yet documented; by 1998, acquired by Samuel Eilenberg of New York; 1998, bequeathed by Samuel Eilenberg to the Brooklyn Museum; April 6, 2021, accessioned by the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Square plaque carved in low relief with an image of a female dancer, surrounded by a frame of repeated geometric patterning. The plaque is carved on one side, suggesting that it is not a fragment of a comb, but more likely created as an inlay for a larger object such as a box or other furnishing.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Plaque Depicting Dancer, 17th-18th century. Ivory, 2 7/8 x 3 in. (7.3 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Dr. Samuel Eilenberg, 2021.1.19 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2021.1.19.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2021.1.19.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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     <em>Plaque Depicting Dancer</em>, 17th-18th century. Ivory, 2 7/8 x 3 in. (7.3 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Dr. Samuel Eilenberg, 2021.1.19 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2021.1.19.jpg)