Gift of Albert J. Grant and Monique Grant Joint Revocable Trust, 2014
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 358
The object depicts a fantastic four-legged being, seated with a long, curled tail. The three-toed front legs support its body. The creature has a long, pointed snout and even longer ears. It has big round eyes and wears a collar around its neck tied under the chin. On the head rest stacked slab-like elements with a five-pointed crest at the top. Remains of black pigment are visible in some areas.
Albert J. and Monique Grant, New York, acquired 1960s; Albert J. Grant and Monique Grant Joint Revocable Trust, until 2014