Finial in the form of an eagle, French, 1813–1814

Degas, Three Mounted Jockeys
Black ink, white, flesh and rose washes, probably oil pigments, applied with a brush on medium brown paper, 30.5 x 24 cm
Degas, Three Mounted Jockeys
March 8, 2015
Chinese Bronze Beaker or Ku, 1200–1100 B.C.
Height: 10 1/2 in.; Diameter 6 1/8 in.; Weight: 2 lbs. 7 oz. An ancient bronze beaker, this object sat on a table in the Dutch Room. This is the oldest artwork taken by the thieves and one of only two objects stolen.
Chinese Bronze Beaker or Ku, 1200–1100 B.C.
March 8, 2015

Finial in the form of an eagle, French, 1813–1814

Finial in the form of an eagle, French, 1813–1814
Approx. 10 in. high, this originally sat on the top of the pole support of a silk Napoleonic flag in the Short Gallery, which was not taken by the thieves. The finial is made of bronze, but may have had the appearance of gold to the thieves. The finial is one of only two objects stolen.
Approx. 10 in. high, this originally sat on the top of the pole support of a silk Napoleonic flag in the Short Gallery, which was not taken by the thieves. The finial is made of bronze, but may have had the appearance of gold to the thieves. The finial is one of only two objects stolen.