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Sphinxes
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Sphinxes, circa 1914
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 23.5 x 18.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/4 x 7 5/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0410
Description

Black-and-white image of a white, stone sculpture of a nude figure, viewed in three-quarters view, facing away from the viewer. The figure in the statue is seated and bent over, resting one elbow on a ledge, and there is a cloth falling from the lap of the figure. There is a black background behind the statue.