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Stone and glass in 5 pieces. Fluted column segment in white stone. Stone scroll with simulated writing; rough stone head with curly hair; glass rectangle with painted column against blue background. Supporting marble rectangle signed Zadkine.

Signed

signed Zadkine on marble platform on which head rests

Provenance

By 1971, Margarett Williams Sargent McKean (b. 1892 - d. 1978), Boston; 1973, gift of Margarett Williams Sargent McKean to the MFA. (Accession date: February 14, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of Margarett Sargent McKean

Copyright

© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

1927

Dimensions

Overall (column): 30.5 x 31.6 cm (12 x 12 7/16 in.) Overall (scroll): 26.7 x 37.5 cm (10 1/2 x 14 3/4 in.) Overall (head): 44.5 cm (17 1/2 in.) Overall (painted glass): 53 x 40 cm (20 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.) Overall (marble): 45.7 x 50.2 cm (18 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1973.140

Medium or Technique

Stone, painted glass, plaster, marble

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture