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Mystery Monday: metal head

It took us decades to notice a row of creatures like this one atop a pair of campus gates. Are they donkeys? Mythical yales? Let us know what you think. And can you tell where we spotted them?

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  • George Huthsteiner '74 TD
    George Huthsteiner '74 TD, 10:16pm March 08 2021 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Mythical yales. I do not know the location. However, a row of wrought iron yales are seen in the indoor gate on the third floor of the Old Art Gallery. xYale 1928. YUAG. Old Art Gallery. Gates and Transom from the Third Floor of the Old Art Gallery 1928 Samuel Yellin, American, born Russia, 1884–1940. Wrought Iron .jpg ...Therefore I would guess this piece is another outdoor gate by Yellin at the Old Art Gallery.

  • George Huthsteiner '74 TD
    George Huthsteiner '74 TD, 6:03am March 10 2021 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Note the web article below that shows in a photo four "dragons" identical to yours, in a Yellin gate inside a private home in a Philly suburb.-> "The collectors purchased a pair of 1920s wrought-iron gates by Samuel Yellin w dragon’s head finials (see Fig. 7)." www.themagazineantiques.com. "Art and industry" Laura Beach Mar 17, 2014. Photo Alan Kolc. <<>>

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