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Antique Folk Art Carved Gesso over Wood and Hand Painted Native Man Statue
Presumed to date from the late 19th century, this life-sized Folk Art carved and hand painted study depicts a Native man dressed in traditional attire and holding a staff. The artist is unknown and this sculpture is unsigned and done in a very realistic style. The carving, likely done in Cyprus wood as it was acquired in Florida, is possibly a single piece that makes up the main body section, although difficult to ascertain with any certainty given that some areas appear to be covered with a gesso or plaster, prior to being painted. Please note the condition issues identified below and as presented in the photos.
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1880-1920
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsMost significant damage identified is that one arm has been completely severed and unprofessionally restored, and one hand is broken. Some paint loss prevalent over entire sculpture and some cracks and missing gesso also identified. As presented.
- WearWear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages.
- DimensionsH 70 in. x W 19 in. x D 15.50 in.H 177.8 cm x W 48.26 cm x D 39.37 cm
- Seller LocationHamilton, CA
- Seller Reference NumberMK4MarkieMark
- Reference NumberLU1355214294611
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