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A CARVED AND PAINTED WOOD HEART IN HAND LODGE SYMBOL
A CARVED AND PAINTED WOOD HEART IN HAND LODGE SYMBOL
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THE SIEGMUND COLLECTION OF AMERICAN FOLK ART
A CARVED AND PAINTED WOOD HEART IN HAND LODGE SYMBOL

AMERICAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A CARVED AND PAINTED WOOD HEART IN HAND LODGE SYMBOL AMERICAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY 9 in. high
Provenance
Fred Giampietro, New Haven, Connecticut, March 1989
Literature
Fred Giampietro, Advertisement, The Magazine Antiques, March 1989.
Frank Maresca and Roger Ricco, American Vernacular: New Discoveries in Folk, Self-Taught, and Outsider Sculpture (New York, 2002), p. 184.
"American Vernacular," Antiques and the Arts Weeky, 11 October 2002.

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The heart in hand is a symbol of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. It represents the Order’s values of love and charity. Carvings similar to this example are often found mounted on staffs that a Conductor would use to lead ceremonies and tours of a lodge. For a related example see American Folk Art Museum, accession number 2015.1.139.

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