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Waterhole, Africa

1943 Anna Hyatt Huntington Born: Cambridge, Massachusetts 1876 Died: Redding Ridge, Connecticut 1973 Medallic Art Company (Founder) Society of Medallic Arts (Commissioner) bronze 1/8 x 2 7/8 in. (0.3 x 7.3 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle 1972.167.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 5


Luce Center Label

Anna Hyatt Huntington favored animals as subjects for her work because she felt they had as much personality as human models. She was inspired by the career of her father, a paleontologist and professor of zoology at Harvard University. On the obverse and reverse, elephants, zebras, and water buffalo share the precious water of a spring in the African savannah.

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Animal - cattle

Animal - elephant

Animal - zebra

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

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Born: Cambridge, Massachusetts 1876 Died: Redding Ridge, Connecticut 1973

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