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Architectural fragments from the exterior of the Audubon Ballroom (2)

Object Number: 
2011.16.1ab
Date: 
ca. 1912
Medium: 
Glazed terracotta
Dimensions: 
Overall (in 2 pieces): 20 3/4 x 35 x 6 in. (52.7 x 88.9 x 15.2 cm)
Description: 
Terracotta panel (broken in two pieces) with relief figure of gryphon. Background of panel is colored with blue glaze, and gryphon is depicted in ochre glaze.
Gallery Label: 
The Audubon Ballroom was a theater and ballroom located on Broadway at 165th Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan, north of Harlem. It is best known as the site of Malcolm X's assasination, which occured on February 21, 1965.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Landmarks Preservation Commission
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group