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Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Folk Figure
18th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1980/2.262

Théodore Rousseau
Landscape with Figures (recto)
1828 – 1832
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1969/2.100
A bust-length portrait of a woman faces the viewer.  Her hair is worn high on her head with curls framing her face and a bandeau high on her forehead.  Her dress has a high starched collar and a scarf tied over the bodice.  The drawing is muted in dark chalks with white highlighting on a brown paper.
Julien Boilly
Portrait of a Lady, possibly Madame Boilly (nee Adelaide Leduc)
1814
Museum Purchase
1972/2.375

David Vestal
Promessa on Mantel, Bethlehem, CT
11/28/2004 – 12/31/2005
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
2014/2.178
In front, a woman wearing a hat depicted in profile faces to the left with three male figures behind her, one of which, depicted in profile and facing to the right, has the top of his head cut off; the background is comprised of architectural and figural fragments.
George Grosz (German (culture or style))
Streetscene (Strassenszene)
1919 – 1920
Museum Purchase
1948/1.60

Papua New Guinean
Ancestral Figure
Museum Purchase assisted by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1971/2.50

Charles Burt
Engraved Copper Plate
1823 – 1892
Gift of Wilfred B. Shaw
1954/1.154A
This janus, or double-faced carved wooden bust, is characteristic of the eastern Luba style, also known as the Luba-Hemba style. The elongated, ovoid-shaped faces, thin, long noses, and eyes surrounded by ocular cavities are traits typically seen in Hemba figural work.  The motifs on the temples and forehead and the intricate geometric designs decorating the head depict actual Luba scarifications. Both faces closely resemble each other and feature long beards. A round cup sits atop the large, convex head; this cup conceals a cavity in the crown, allowing medicinal substances to be held inside.  Wrapped around the bust’s long neck is a piece of brown cloth that has been held in place by a cord. A hook has been attached to this cord allowing the object to hang undisturbed in order to safeguard it when not in use.
Luba (Luba (culture or style))
Double-Faced Power Figure
1895 – 1905
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.213

Prior-Hamblin School
Portrait of a Woman
1835 – 1845
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection
2002/1.176

Artist Unknown, India, Seu-Nainsukh School
Portrait, said to be of the Painter Nainsukh
18th century
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
1997/2.38

Saitō Kiyoshi (Japanese (culture or style))
Mayvest
1950
Gift of the artist
1958/2.13
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