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Ne Boltai! (Don’t Blab!)
  • Nina Vatolina
    born: Kolomna, Russian Empire (present-day Russia) ; died: Tarusa, Russia
  • Ne Boltai! (Don’t Blab!), 1941
  • Where object was made: Soviet Union (present-day Russia)
  • offset lithograph (reproduction)
  • Object Height/Width: 596 x 432 mm
    Object Height/Width: 23 7/16 x 17 in
  • Gift of Mohamed El-Hodiri
  • Not on display
  • 1995.0150

A frowning woman holds her pointer finger over her closed lips, seeming to say, “Be quiet” or “Don’t blab” as implied by the title. She is wearing a red head scarf tied at the nape of her neck. Text in Russian is in the top right corner and across the bottom of the piece.