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Giraffe Head

Decorative Arts and Design

CULTURE American
MEDIUM Painted wood, glass (possibly)
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 1850–1900
    DIMENSIONS 26 x 11 x 13 in. (66.0 x 27.9 x 33.0 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of The Guennol Collection
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Carved wooden figure in form of a giraffe's head and upper section of neck; painted light brown with black spots and red accents on nose and mouth; inset eyes of clear substance (possibly glass). Condition: Fair; heavy cracking in paint, some losses to paint, gouges in wood around bottom edge.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION American. Giraffe Head, 1850–1900. Painted wood, glass (possibly), 26 x 11 x 13 in. (66.0 x 27.9 x 33.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Guennol Collection, 2000.48. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2000.48_SL1.jpg)
    IMAGE 2000.48_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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