Research: Luce Center for American Art

Giraffe Head
Accession #2000.48
Culture American
TitleGiraffe Head
Date1850-1900
MediumPainted wood, glass (possibly)
Dimensions26 x 11 x 13 in. (66.0 x 27.9 x 33.0 cm)
Credit LineGift of The Guennol Collection
LocationAmerican Identities: Art Making / Centennial Era
DescriptionCarved wooden figure in form of a giraffe's head and upper section of neck; painted light brown with black spots and red accents on nose and mouth; inset eyes of clear substance (possibly glass). Condition: Fair; heavy cracking in paint, some losses to paint, gouges in wood around bottom edge.