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1982

  • Work on this object began.

1994

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2021

  • You found it!

Cut-paper, Hamsa (Hand)

This is a cut-paper. It is dated 1982 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is laser-cut paper, red gouache support: collage on white paper mount. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Tsirl Waletzky.

  • Print, The Skillful Hand
  • offset lithograph on white paper.
  • Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A.....
  • 2016-54-324

Its dimensions are

14 1/16 x 11 1/16 in

It is inscribed

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

Cite this object as

Cut-paper, Hamsa (Hand); USA; laser-cut paper, red gouache support: collage on white paper mount; 14 1/16 x 11 1/16 in; Gift of Tsirl Waletzky; 1994-123-6

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