Death Uncovering Its Face and Showing It To Be Life
Helen Farnsworth Mears
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
15 x 8 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (38.1 x 21 x 22.2 cm) (show scale)
Inscribed on top of base, proper left rear corner: "HELEN FARNSWORTH MEARS. Sc. / © 1918 by MARY MEARS."
Gift of Mary Mears
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Helen Farnsworth Mears (American, 1871-1916). Death Uncovering Its Face and Showing It To Be Life, 1916. Bronze, 15 x 8 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (38.1 x 21 x 22.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mary Mears, 20.990.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 20.990.3.jpg)
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