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Photo: Elizabeth Mann


This work was a gift from the collection of Frances McDougall, an original member of the Seattle Ceramic Society beginning in the mid-1940s.

The brown-haired and bearded Christ with bowed head, wearing a blue fluttering drapery, his nailed hands and feet and his pierced side issuing drops of blood, and suspended above a tan skull on a gilt-edged cross affixed at the top with a banderole impressed and gilded I-N-R-I- beneath two suspension holes, the reverse smear-glazed.

9 3/4 × 4 5/8 × 3/4in. (24.8 × 11.7 × 1.9cm)
Gift of Frances McDougall
Provenance: [William H. Lautz, NY]; Purchased from gallery by Frances McDougall, December 1957 – her death; by inheritance to Mrs. McDougall’s grand-daughter Katherine Kasony-Quinn; gift from Ms. Kasony-Quinn to Seattle Art Museum (in her grandmother’s name), June 2014.
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view

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