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Senegalese Soldier

Malvina Hoffman

American Art

MEDIUM Black Belgian marble
DATES 1928
DIMENSIONS 20 x 10 x 15 in. (50.8 x 25.4 x 38.1 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Inscribed on proper back of neck: "MALVINA HOFFMAN / © 1928"
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
PROVENANCE December 10, 1928, purchased from the artist by the Brooklyn Museum.
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Over life-sized head of an African man truncated at the neck with exaggerated and stylized features; figure has large mouth, broad nose, furrowed brow, and a mustache; his closely cropped hair is styled into three rings at top of head; surface of skin is smooth and highly polished, hair is roughly textured. Condition: Good
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Malvina Hoffman (American, 1885–1966). Senegalese Soldier, 1928. Black Belgian marble, 20 x 10 x 15 in. (50.8 x 25.4 x 38.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 28.385. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 28.385_front_PS20.jpg)
IMAGE front, 28.385_front_PS20.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2024
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RIGHTS STATEMENT © Estate of Malvina Hoffman
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