Architectural ornament

Object Number: 
2008.45
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Terracotta
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 1/2 x 29 1/2 x 4 in. (62.2 x 74.9 x 10.2 cm)
Description: 
Painted ornamental terracotta plaque from facade of building on Worth Street in lower Manhattan, believed to have been manufactured in New York. Ornamental scene depicts a cherub riding through scrolled foliage, on a two-headed fantastical sea serpent or other aquatic creature.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Marilynn and Ivan Karp
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group