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Broken and Eroded Shells
  • Andreas Feininger
    born: Paris, France ; died: New York, New York, United States
  • Broken and Eroded Shells, date unknown
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 24.5 x 19 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 25.2 x 19.8 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 7/8 x 7 3/4 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 5/8 x 7 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Estate of Wysse Feininger
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0351

A single shell, its top broken off, dominates the center of the image. The shell is set against a grey sky, and stands on a ground of sand, which resembles gravel due to the magnification of the image.