Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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kneeling merman
  • Europe
  • kneeling merman, 1800s
  • bronze
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 3/4 x 2 x 1 1/2 in
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7.3 x 5 x 3.9 cm
  • Gift from the Edward A. and Inge Maser Collection
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet F6
  • 2008.0275
Label Text

Young merman missing both arms is seated with his two fins placed underneath him. Looks up and to his left. His arms seem to have been cast missing (not damage) An indentation on the bottom of the object and a modern looking brass screw hole seem to indicate that this piece was screwed on top of something.