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Base leaves of Clivia
Gelatin silver print, ferrotyped, on ivory paper
18 x 13 cm
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Photography, 6 June 2018, Lot: 4348
In the 1930s-40s Elsa Thiemann made detail studies of various everyday objects which were also published in magazines as "Rätselbilder" (mystery images). This and the following image is from that series.
Lit.: Elsa Thiemann: Fotografin, Bauhaus und Berlin. Berlin 2004, see pp. 62 - 67.