20 October 2003
RUTH BERNHARD (BORN 1905)
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Gelatin silver print. Circa 1933. Signed, dated, annotated NY in pencil, M.o.M.A., New York exhibition date stamp and typed description on a label affixed to the verso; signed in pencil on the mat.
9 1/8 x 7¼in. (23.2 x 18.4cm.)
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The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Machine Art, March 7 - April 16, 1934.
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With her high-piled ringlets, gold earrings and heavy black kohl, the woman portrayed in this funerary painting offers a glimpse of life almost 2,000 years ago