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Artist
Kahlil Gibran
Title
Untitled
Date
1903
Medium
conte crayon on paper
Dimensions
Sheet: 15 1/4 × 16 1/2 inches (38.7 × 41.9 cm)
Tags
Drawing
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Haskell Minis.
Accession Number
1950.8.76
This pastel, which portrays a larger-than-life figure with flaming orange hair reaching down from the sky to embrace a smaller figure with indistinguishable features, dates from Gibran’s earliest years as a visual artist. The small figure ascends from an orb-like form, which suggests the idea of a human soul returning to the embrace of a universal mother.