Carved Indian Bust
American, ca. 1850-1875.
Carved white pine, polychrome and gilt paint
Condition: Excellent condition, original paint and gilt surface with varnish finish, now-oxidized.
Provenance: Fred Giampietro; Collection of Ray Egan.
Carved from a single block of pine, the Indian bust portrays a sense of strength and stature through its well-executed carving. The piece is made by a well-trained craftsman who most likely carved ship mast-heads and other figural trade signs for a living.
Dimensions: 17"h x 14"w x 10 1/4"d
Item ID: FA-SO 061