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Warrior Heads Plaque, Plaque No. 5

This is a Warrior heads plaque. It was manufactured by Cowan Pottery Studio. It is dated 1932. Its medium is ceramic with underglaze painting and clear glaze.

Born into a family of Ohio potters, Viktor Schreckengost studied sculpture in Vienna with Michael Powolny. Returning to Ohio, Schreckengost worked for Cowan Pottery, producing designs such as this piece and the Jazz Bowls.

It is credited Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection, 1760.1931.

  • Object ID #907130317
  • earthenware.
  • Lent by Cleveland Museum of Art, Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection, 964.1932.
  • 48.2016.4

Its dimensions are

6.40 x 43.20 cm (2 1/2 x 17 inches)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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