Carved Head

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1900-1925

GUSN

GUSN-3145

Description

A small head standing on squared base, all carved from one piece of wood (2 carvings were made from this piece of wood 1991.1650). Long face, prominant features, eyeballs colored to accentuate the eyes, mouth and nostrils are incised. Surfaces appear dark with age. Face has been painted red, eyes and hair a dark brown. Technique used was whittling- marks of a knife are quite apparent (NFL).

Details

Descriptive Terms

carvings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
pine (wood)
whittling
pine (wood)
Pine
Oil
Whittled
CARVING

Inscription

May have the remains of a jelly label fragment on the base- nothing readable.

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Related Items

Title Carved Head Accession Number 1991.1650

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

5.563 x 2.25 x 1.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1649

Places

Maine (United States)