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Saturday, July 29, 2017

three carved kitties

Gift of Colonel Michael Friedsam, www.brooklynmuseum.org
Be sure to click on the image above to get a decent look.  This wood relief carving is at the Brooklyn Museum in their European collection, and the caption tells you everything they know and don't know about it:

Unknown. Three Cats Drinking From a Bowl. Wood carving Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Colonel Michael Friedsam, 24.448.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 24.448.2_bw.jpg)

So: a mystery, this beautiful panel.  I think it looks like a product of the Art Deco 1920's, what with the squared-off grapes at the side and they hypermuscularity of the cats. Just a guess.  What do you think?

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