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Indian man

Indian man
Title
Indian man
Date 
ca. 1850-70
Medium 
Green, gold, black and brown painted and carved wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 54 x 19 1/2 x 16 3/4 in. ( 137.2 x 49.5 x 42.5 cm )
Description 
Right arm upraised holding cigars wearing a mohawk and a three-feather headdress
Credit Line 
Gift of Carl Otto von Kienbusch
Object Number 
1956.20
Marks 
inscribed: painted at proper left corner of top of base: "48"
Gallery Label 
This example conforms to a type of figure introduced ca. 1850 by John L. Cromwell, a leading carver of ship and cigar-store figures in New York.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group