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Life Cast of the Hands and Face of Abraham Lincoln

Three-part bronze sculpture set of two clenched hands and a man's face with closed eyes and mouth, an object in one hand.
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  • Three-part bronze sculpture set of two clenched hands and a man's face with closed eyes and mouth, an object in one hand.

Date:

1860

Artist:

Leonard Welk Volk
American, 1828–1895

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Artist

Leonard Welk Volk Leonard Welk Folk

Title

Life Cast of the Hands and Face of Abraham Lincoln

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1860

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

Life Mask: 24.1 × 21 × 14 cm (9 1/2 × 8 1/4 × 5 7/8 in.); Right hand: 14.6 × 13 × 8.9 cm (5 3/4 × 15 1/8 × 3 1/2 in.); Left hand: 16.5 × 10.8 × 7.5 cm (6 1/2 × 4 1/4 × 2 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Leonard Welk Volk

Reference Number

1891.77-1891.79

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