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Princess and the Unicorn, [Plaster and Tusk]

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Title

Princess and the Unicorn, [Plaster and Tusk]

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century
Figure sculpture, American--20th century

Description

Placed on top of a Narwhal horn, or tooth is this plaster model of the Princess and the Unicorn. The Narwhal tusk is actually a tooth from the Narwhal, a type of whale related to the Beluga, and used for breaking up ice and/or attracting mates. The tusk can grow to a length of 10 feet and can repair itself if damaged but will not grow back if it falls off.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1963

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Type

Sculpture

Coverage

University Center (Mich.)

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

97" h

Materials

Plaster
Metal
Narwhal Tusk
Marble

Catalog Number

2000.827

Object Location

Sculptors Studio

Provenance

12/31/1999 gifted to MFSM

March/April 2003 relocated to Sculptor's Studio