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Head: Das Wasser, 1929

It was manufactured by Wiener Werkstätte. It is dated 1929. Its medium is earthenware.

Although Viktor Schreckengost was exposed to new ideas in Vienna through the teaching of Michael Powolny and others, the exhibition and acquisition of this sculpture, Das Wasser, by the Cleveland Museum of Art before his departure in 1929 reveals that he already had some exposure to Viennese portrait design in Cleveland.

It is credited Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, Dudley P. Allen Fund, 1929.438.

  • Vase, ca. 1928
  • blown and acid-etched glass.
  • Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of C. M. de Hauke, 1929.114.
  • 48.2016.6

Its dimensions are

36.85 x 19.70 x 18.45 cm (14 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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