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Milliner's Model

1991.1605 (RS21480)

Description

Painted pine bust-length milliner's model head; carved from one block of wood; long, flattened oval head with carved eyes, painted black with black painted curly hair, a carved nose, eyes and lip line; flesh paint overall and red at lips; trace of black paint in corset area and a continuously carved platform base.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1875
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Merchandising T&E
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
hats
MODEL, PRODUCT
models (representations)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
20 x 7.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1605
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3180

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