New York, Park Avenue
15 - 19 January 1999
A CARVED AND PAINTED FIGURAL GROUP, "THE EXPULSION"
Edgar Tolson (1904-1984), circa 1970
Carved figures of Adam and Eve with articulated faces, and a similarly carved figure of an angel holding a knife, centered by a carved tree with spreading branches and a black-painted snake wrapped around the trunk, on a green-painted rectangular base
15in. high, 19in. wide, 6in. deep
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For a similar sculpture depicting the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden by the Angel Gabriel, see Bishop, American Folk Sculpture (New York, 1974), p. 195.
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