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1956

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The Sayings of Confucius Sculpture, 1956

This is a sculpture. It was company: Steuben Glass Works. It is dated 1956 and we acquired it in 1967. Its medium is glass, lacquered wood (base), leather (case). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a): 18.1 x 12.2 x 9.4 cm (7 1/8 x 4 13/16 x 3 11/16 in.) H x W x D (b): 15.2 x 16.8 x 9 cm (6 x 6 5/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Incised on bottom: "Steuben"

It is inscribed

Inscription reads, top to bottom: "Confucius said: 'advance the upright and set aside the crooked, then the people will acquiesce." Left hand column: Artist's names, seals, etc.

Cite this object as

The Sayings of Confucius Sculpture, 1956; Company: Steuben Glass Works (United States); USA; glass, lacquered wood (base), leather (case); H x W x D (a): 18.1 x 12.2 x 9.4 cm (7 1/8 x 4 13/16 x 3 11/16 in.) H x W x D (b): 15.2 x 16.8 x 9 cm (6 x 6 5/8 x 3 9/16 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger; 1967-66-17-a/d

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