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Plate, "Calla Lily"

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Manufactured: Japan
  • DATES 1989
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/4 x 12 x 12 in. (4.4 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On underside: (1) printed in black: Swid Powell / © Robert Mapplethorpe [signature] / "Calla Lily, 1984" (2) small square black sticker with white print: MADE / IN / JAPAN
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1990.34.4
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Swid Powell
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Plate, "Calla Lily", porcelain. White circular plate with sloping sides with photographic image of a white calla lily on a black background over entire interior surface. CONDITION: Excellent; original condition from manufacturer.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989). Plate, "Calla Lily," 1989. Porcelain, 1 3/4 x 12 x 12 in. (4.4 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Swid Powell, 1990.34.4 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1990.34.4_view1_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 1990.34.4_view1_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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