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"Nuremberg Palace of Justice", 2007

 Item
Identifier: B398.01.00026

Overview

Multi-piece artwork consisting of an encaustic painting on canvas, pair of shoes and wood shelf for shoes. Canvas has black and white image of women sorting through a room strewn with papers; image is of Nuremberg files being organized. Next to the image are multiple lines of Hebrew script carved into the waxed surface. Canvas is surrounded by ash wood frame. Wax makes surface 3-dimensional. Shoes are greenish, brown snake print, peep toe and ankle straps with 3.5-inch heel; they date to circa 1949. Shoes belonged to the mother of one of Deborah Howard’s portrait subjects, Harry Lopas, and was also Deborah’s aunt. Label on shoe says “Joseph Salon Shoes.” Wood shelf is a simple box of light wood. Shoes and box stored separately from painting.

Dates

  • 2007

Creator

Language of Materials

Hebrew Script.

Extent

From the Collection: 70.0 Linear Feet (35 containers)

Materials Specific Details

Encaustic painting surrounded by ash wood frame. Dimensions: Frame- 49 1/4" x 25" H x 2 1/4" D Shelf- 10" W X 3 5/8 H x 10" D

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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