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La Borne de Terre Sacrée (Terminal of Sacred Earth)
  • Gaston Deblaize, designer
    1895–1935
    born: Liffol-le-Grand, France ; active: France
  • La Borne de Terre Sacrée (Terminal of Sacred Earth), 1927
  • Where object was made: France
  • terracotta, soil from Verdun, France
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 x 5.5 x 3.3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/8 x 2 3/16 x 1 5/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Eric Gustav Carlson
  • On view: Marshall Balcony, 404, N3
  • 2014.3007
Description
Exhibitions

Terracotta vessel with a description in French stamped onto its sides: "Cette borne renferme une parcelle de terre sacrée de France." A cork stopper an an illegible inscription are on the bottom.