49 E. 78 St Suite 2B New York City, NY 10075 United States 845.461.8506
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$ 5,000

African American Carved Black Head with Blue

Origin United States, Michigan
Period 1920-1949
Materials Carved and painted wood
W. 7 in; H. 13 in; D. 7 in;
W. 17.78 cm; H. 33.02 cm; D. 17.78 cm;
Condition Excellent. minor wear to paint
Creation Date 1920-1940s
Description This African-American carved wood head has a subtle and sensitive face with blue paint applied edging the mouth and eyes. In west African cultures indigo blue is applied to carving as a spiritual marker.The head has minimal wear and has a hole and slot in the bottom as I was told it was last used on a scarecrow in Michigan. It does have markings of something being tacked around the neck. I believe it had an earlier life or purpose as a folk sculpture. Because there is no Black stereotyping I believe it was a Black carver's work.
Mounted on a black wood base.
Styles / Movements African American, Folk Art
Incollect Reference Number 204270
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