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Busk

1977.617 (RS116938)

Description

Non-functional souvenir busk with flattened rectangular shaped body with rounded ends; hole in handle, probably for hanging; low relief decorative carving of floral, grape and bird motif with traces of polychrome highlights; once had circular inlay details (probably mother-of-pearl).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1885-1910
Location of origin
Polynesia
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Clothing--Accessory
Descriptive terms
accessories
Aves (class)
Bird
BUSK
busks
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
Grape
vine scrolls
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
17.375 x 2.125 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.617
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4315

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