Jose de Creeft
Stone, head of black porphory (?) and base of red granite (?)
Overall: 24 7/16 x 23 3/4 x 14 1/8 in. (62.1 x 60.3 x 35.9 cm)
Head only: 17 x 11 x 9 in. (43.2 x 27.9 x 22.9 cm) (show scale)
Inscribed on back of head, near bottom: "JOSE de CREEfT / 38"
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Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal
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Jose de Creeft (American, born Spain, 1884-1982). Iberica, 1938. Stone, head of black porphory (?) and base of red granite (?), Overall: 24 7/16 x 23 3/4 x 14 1/8 in. (62.1 x 60.3 x 35.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal, 1992.11.7a-c. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.11.7a-c_view2_SL4.jpg)
overall, 1992.11.7a-c_view2_SL4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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Abstracted head of black stone mounted on irregular, trapezoidally shaped reddish stone base. Head is carved from irregularly shaped stone that is roughly hewn to form hair and is flat in back; ovoid face is smoothly polished, squared nose forms continuous, curving profile from forehead to nose, eyes are closed, slanted and asymmetrical, mouth is oval shaped. Base is roughly hewn with jagged edges and is wider in back than in front.
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