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Medium:
antler, wood and metal
Dimensions:
10 1/2 x 13 x 10 1/2 in. (26.7 x 33 x 26.7 cm)
Type:
sculpture
Date:
20th century
Description:
A carved antler sculpture in the form of a caricature of a hunter mounted on a wood base. The man is seated on a tree stump. He’s wearing a brimmed hat and has painted white eyes and wide red lips. A dead bird carved from bone hangs from a strip of black leather held in the figurine's proper left hand. On the left is a tree and plant life carved from antler. The pieces include a twelve (12) point antler, a four (4) pronged antler piece, and the base of an antler with the burr at the top. The top of the wooden base is covered in a mosaic of bone pieces.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Object number:
2007.7.316
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.7.316