Charles Eames (American, 1907-1978). <em>Leg Splint</em>, designed 1941-1942; manufactured 1943-1945. Plywood, 42 x 4 1/4 x 8 in. (106.7 x 10.8 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 83.156. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 83.156_mark_bw.jpg)

Leg Splint

Artist:Charles EamesRay Eames (Bernice Alexandra Kaiser)Evans Products Company

Medium: Plywood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:designed 1941-1942; manufactured 1943-1945

Dimensions: 42 x 4 1/4 x 8 in. (106.7 x 10.8 x 20.3 cm)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor


Accession Number: 83.156

Image: 83.156_mark_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Long piece of plywood molded to the human leg, flaring out at the top to fit against the buttocks and tapering in at the bottom to support the lower leg and foot. Numerous rectangular cut-out sections to allow for ties to secure leg to splint. CONDITION: Good. No finishing solution was applied to surface. Some splits in surface due to normal production.

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