Plaster, toned in shellac Timm 47. With inscription "Käthe Kollwitz Relief 1936 Bes. Alex Vömel" on verso. 36 x 32 x 9 cm (14,1 x 12,5 x 3,5 in) Presumably cast in the 1950s.
PROVENANCE: Private collection southern Germany.
Fine example from the series of graves bronzes, the artist made this relief for her own grave. The bronze execution was used for the family grave. It shows an idealized countenance of the artist covered by the hands for protection. [SM]