Overall: 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 4 5/8 in. ( 14 x 19.7 x 11.7 cm )
Carved wooden eagle with outstretched wings, on small domed circular base; cross-hatching on back of wings; painted dark brown with yellow ocher on head and beak, yellow ocher legs, and green base.
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Flower, Milton E., "Wilhelm Schimmel and Aaron Mountz wood carvers," [exhibition catalog], Williamsburg, Va. : Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, 1965.
Lichten, Frances, Folk Art of Rural Pennsylvania. New York, C. Scribner's sons; London, C. Scribner's sons, ltd., 1946. p. 115.
Robacker, Earl F., "Pennsylvania German Wood Carvings," Antiques, June 1946, pp. 369-371.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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