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.
- 1⁄8 x 2 7⁄8 in. (0.3 x 7.3 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle
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- Animal – zebra
- Animal – elephant
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