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American Folk Art Large Wood Carved Male and Female Black Busts Sculptures
A mesmerizing Very Large Powerful poignant pair of Outsider American Folk Art black male and female wood hand carved busts sculpture. Most extraordinary that we have ever seen. To view them is to be impressed with the naive self taught skillful hand of the most likely slave artist. The whites of the eyes have red veined surrounds of exhaustion. They tell a powerful story, one can only imagine. We have no further information about them, but they have been in our family collection for decades. Carved from a tree replete with the layers of aged wood still raw, exposed on the back, painted black. The woman is shown as strong with breasts and nipples--the man is depicted as powerfully muscular. The hair is beautifully delineated. It is difficult to even show in a photograph the poignant feelings these impart! Size: Male-22" W x 24" H x 7" D. Female- 20" W x 24" H x 9" D.
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- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture19th Century
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 24 in. x W 22 in. x D 7 in.H 60.96 cm x W 55.88 cm x D 17.78 cm
- Seller LocationWest Palm Beach, FL
- Sold AsSet of 2
- Reference NumberLU973310304643
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