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Artist
Kahlil Gibran
Title
Mother Earth
Date
n. d.
Medium
watercolor and pencil on paper
Dimensions
Sheet: 11 × 8 1/2 inches (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Tags
Painting
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Haskell Minis.
Accession Number
1950.8.10
This image portrays Mother Earth as a large central figure clad in a flowing pink gown. She points with her right hand to her left breast to indicate her role in the nourishment of humankind, while her left hand points to the ground, a gesture that references her connection to the Earth. Gibran created this image near the end of his life as an illustration for his book The Earth Gods (1931).