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Mural Detail, The World of Radio, 1934

This is a Mural detail. It was made for Jessica Dragonette. It is dated 1934. Its medium is cotton and its technique is wax resist dyeing (batik) on plain weave.

Allegorical figure of a woman representing Radio wears a long pleated gown and sandals. Her upraised arm supports the microphone that Jessica Dragonette stands before while a radio held near her heart emits radio waves.

It is credited Gift of Nicholas Meredith Turner in memory of Jessica Dragonette.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The World of Radio.

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