Negro Head

Artist:Harry Levine

Medium: Lignum vitae (wood)


Dimensions: With Base: 18 × 5 5/8 × 7 3/4 in., 15 lb. (45.7 × 14.3 × 19.7 cm, 6.8kg) Base only: 6 7/8 x 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. (17.5 x 14.3 x 14.3 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 45.67.1

Catalogue Description:
Carved head of black man with close-cropped hair, heavy-lidded eyes with pupils bored out, small flat nose, full lips, wrinkle outlines mouth, furrowed brow (wrinkles in forehead), wrinkles in neck; head attached to simple squared pilaster base. Condition: Good; few vertical cracks in wood; reddish triangular section at back of head.

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