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Dobo Seal Plaque



A seal is balanced at the top of a rock, the head lifted and the lithe body bent backward in a series of flowing curves. The hind flippers cling to the rock while the front flippers brace the body. In the modeling are preserved all the elasticity and fluid motion of the creature. The example in the Metropolitan Museum is dated 1927. This statue was awarded the Speyer Prize at the National Academy of Design exhibition in 1929. (Excerpt from Brookgreen Gardens catalog)


Scanned image at Marist College Archives by Kayla Benifield