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Overall: 15 x 4 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. ( 38.1 x 11.4 x 9.2 cm )
Standing Iroquois Native American, possibly by Iroquois carver with polychome paint.
Carved wooden tobacco shop figures were mass-produced in the U.S. in the latter half of the 19th century. Individual craftsmen typically worked for manufacturing firms. Several major manufacturers produced as many as 300 figures a year.
Gift of Mrs. C. W. Hillyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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