Description A bearded male figure, possibly depicted with characteristics of dwarfism, is shown on his hands and knees holding a child. The man has a pudgy nose and elongated head covered with short curls.The child's hand is preserved on the left side of the face of the man, but its arms and head are missing. There is an unnatural protrusion from the stomach of the adult figure. A perforation from the back to the groin suggests that this piece may have been part of a mechanical toy.
|11/16/1982||Treatment||cleaned; examined for condition|
- Ivory: The Sumptuous Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983-1984.
Provenance [Old number 3585]; MacGregor Collection, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; MacGregor Sale, Sotheby, Wilkenson & Hodge, London, June 29, 1922, p 93, no. 712, pl. XXIV; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923
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