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  • Hampton F. Shirer
    died: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • Pieta, 1950
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 32.4 x 25.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 3/4 x 10 in
  • Gift of Hampton F. Shirer
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0294

Black-and-white landscape scene of low mountains and a large, dead, tree trunk in the foreground. The branches have been cut off of the tree trunk and there is a thin piece of wood attached to the top of the trunk, perpendicular to it (resembling a cross). There are several wires hanging from this piece of wood. The tree trunk is on a rocky slope with patches of grass. There are trees in a valley in the middle ground, and there are low mountains in the background. The sky is covered with small, thin, patches of clouds.