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Einstein, Albert (1879-1955) Wax Head by Katherine Marie Stubergh-Keller (1911-1996) Signature attributed to Einstein.

Auction:
3103T
Lot:
1021
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3103T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Einstein, Albert (1879-1955) Wax Head by Katherine Marie Stubergh-Keller (1911-1996) Signature attributed to Einstein. Life-size realistic wax sculptural head with an inscription attributed to Einstein on the back of the neck, sculpted from life by Stubergh-Keller and later sold to Herbert A. Moore, founder of Mammoth Cave Wax Museum in Kentucky, with a letter explaining provenance signed by Moore, explaining that Stubergh-Keller sold the Einstein wax sculpture to him when raising funds to establish the National Presidents Museum in the Dakotas, the letter dated 2012.
Estimate $4,000-6,000


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Keywords

Herbert A. Moore, Katherine Marie Stubergh-Keller, Albert Einstein, Determinists, Einstein family, Jews, Nationality, Pantheists, Physics, Sculpture, Stateless people, Wax museum, Wax sculpture

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