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Semitic Head

Jose de Creeft

American Art

MEDIUM Lead and concrete
DATES 1936
DIMENSIONS 31 1/2 x 27 9/16 x 18 1/2 in. (80 x 70 x 47 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Inscribed in concrete along back side at left: "J. DE CREEFT"
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed in concrete on back, in lower center: "N. V. C. [?]"
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Chest-length bust of male (?) figure looking down and to proper right; has heavy facial features and closed eyes; shoulder-length hair textured with scratches in surface, with hood or other cloth behind head; sculpture is hollow in back and covered with a layer of concrete painted rust color. Condition: Good; gouges and chips in hair and proper left forehead.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Jose de Creeft (American, born Spain, 1884–1982). Semitic Head, 1936. Lead and concrete, 31 1/2 x 27 9/16 x 18 1/2 in. (80 x 70 x 47 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 38.557. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 38.557.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 38.557.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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