Walking-stick

Walking-stick
Title
Walking-stick
Date 
1880-1910
Medium 
Wood, metal (probably brass)
Dimensions 
Overall: 34 5/8 x 6 x 1 5/8 in. ( 87.9 x 15.2 x 4.1 cm )
Description 
Wooden cane with straight shaft, carved elephant-shaped handle, and metal ferrule; shaft carved with turtles, birds, alligators, and human figures; painted red, yellow, green, and brown.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Jane A. Catlin
Object Number 
1934.55
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this cane was thought to have been made by a Native American. However, various carved animals on the cane, such as the elephant and the alligator, suggest African origin or a maker of African descent.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group