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1982

  • Work on this object began.

1994

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2021

  • You found it!

Cut-paper, Hamsa (Hand), 1982

This is a cut-paper. It is dated 1982 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is laser-cut paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Tsirl Waletzky.

  • SoundShirt, 2015–16
  • stretch microfiber fabric with laser-cut decoration and embedded with 16....
  • Lent by CuteCircuit.
  • 42.2017.1
  • Miniskirt, 2015–16
  • stretch microfiber fabric with laser-cut decoration and embedded with 16....
  • Lent by CuteCircuit.
  • 42.2017.2

Its dimensions are

7 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.

It is inscribed

In graphite, lower right: Tsirl Waletzky; lower left: A/P; lower center: Hamsa

Cite this object as

Cut-paper, Hamsa (Hand), 1982; USA; laser-cut paper; 7 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.; Gift of Tsirl Waletzky; 1994-123-1

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