New York, Park Avenue
15 - 19 January 1999
A CARVED AND PAINTED FIGURE OF A TURTLE
American, 19th century
The full-bodied form with abstracted head and arched neck joined to a black-painted hollow-carved shell decorated with white-painted dot-decoration and leather tail, on chamfered legs
4in. high, 9in. long
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Gordon, Masterpieces of American Folk Art (Lincroft, New Jersey, 1975).
Lincroft, New Jersey, Monmouth Museum, "Masterpieces of American Folk Art," September 30-November 29, 1975.
A similar carved and painted turtle is in the collection of the Museum, of American Folk Art and is illustrated in Hartigan, Made with Passion: The Hemphill Folk Art Collection in the National Museum of American Art (Washington, D.C., 1990), p. 13, fig. 12.
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