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Cane

1971.951 (RS117905)

Description

Irregular, tapered cylindrical shaft formed from a slender tree trunk, numerous projections where branches have been removed; three dimensionally carved ivory grip representing a woman's right hand closed about a shaft; brass ferrule; black rubber tip.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1850
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
rubber (material)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Brass
brass (alloy)
CANE
canes (walking sticks)
Carved
carving (processes)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Hand
hands (animal or human components)
ivory (tooth component)
Rubber
rubber (material)
Vegetable Ivory
wood (plant material)
Accession Number
1971.951
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5689

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