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Architectural ornament

Architectural ornament
Title
Architectural ornament
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
Object Number 
2008.45
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group