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Unknown Children

Artwork
Identifier:
2019.58.41b
Credit:
Gift of Jane and Wally Ewing
Medium:
Paper, Heelball, Backing Board
Date:
1970 – 1980
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 10" Width: 10" Depth: .3"
Description:
Paper, Heelball and backing board; White backer board, black paper and white wax. Four small women with ruffles and dresses. Represent children in monumental brases.
Historical Context:
Wax rubbing of the funerary brass detail “children”. This panel would have been part of a larger funerary brass celebrating the life of the children’s parent. During this time children were often included on brasses but they would be depicted as smaller adults, no matter how old they were (or if they themselves had died) at the time the brass was made.