Portrait of Abraham Walkowitz
A true product of a multicultural society in Ptolemaic Egypt, this statuette combines a classical image of the Greek goddess Aphrodite appearing from the sea, just born, with the typically Egyptian material, faience. Egyptian artists achieved the characteristic brilliant blue of faience in a complex process combining ground quartz with a mixture of alkali.
Oil on academy board
Signed lower right: "SEGY"
Gift of the artist
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Ladislas Segy (American, born 1904). Portrait of Abraham Walkowitz, ca. 1944. Oil on academy board, 19 7/8 x 16 in. (50.5 x 40.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 44.70. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 44.70_PS1.jpg)
overall, 44.70_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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