NAACP Image Award received by Della Reese

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Received by
Della Reese, American, 1937 - 2017
Commissioned by
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
Medium
metal , wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 14 1/2 × 8 1/4 × 8 1/4 in. (36.8 × 21 × 21 cm)
Type
trophies (prizes)
figurines
Place used
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1996
Description
An NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series received by Della Reese for her role in "Touched by an Angel" at the 27th iteration of the award ceremony. The award is a kneeling nude male form with his arms stretched above his head, holding the earth in his hands. The silver metal figure is mounted to a two-tiered round black base. The larger of the two bases has a metal plate attached almost all the way around that reads: [27th NAACP Image Awards / Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series / DELLA REESE / "Touched By An Angel"]
The upper portion of the tiered base is cracked around the figure's knees and next to the PL knee. Some scratches throughout base. The lower portion of the tiered base is chipped at the front, above the word "Image" on the plaque. There is a corresponding indent on the plaque, between the words "NAACP" and "Image." The plaque is also scratched under the words "Outstanding Lead."
Topic
African American
Singers (Musicians)
Television
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rev. Della Reese-Lett and Mr. Franklin Lett
Object number
2015.150.1
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Awards and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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