Specimen IV Sloth

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Specimen IV Sloth
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
97.4.20
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 62 cm, Diam: 35.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1997
Credit Line: 
Gift of Heller Gallery and an anonymous donor
Primary Description: 
Colorless and translucent red orange, red brown and brown glass, wood, copper tube, brass, metal wire, metal mounts, plexiglass, lead, gold-leaf (?); mold-blown, assembled. a) stand with figure. b) cover. Marionette-type figure with oversized hands, 2 large pointed ears suspended in kneeling position from 7-shaped support, on wooden base. Base has brass label on edge "specimen IV Sloth", large bell-jar shape glass goes over (a) and rests on carved out area on edge. Hollow two-part finial on top with butterfly in bottom hollow, three applied scroll handles (?)/decorations on finial.
Provenance: 
Heller Gallery, Source
1997-03-20
Anonymous Source
1997-03-20
Anonymous Source
1997-03-20
Category: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
KL 96
Inscription
on outside edge
272-29/
Label
on wood gummed label
LaMonte 96
Signature and date
on lead collar
Karen LaMonte: Floating World (2013) illustrated, p. 163 (fig. 3); BIB# 135116