Unknown. <em>Figure of Man with Grapes</em>, ca. 1860. Wood, metal wire, bone, 16 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (41.9 x 19.1 x 13.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Guennol Collection, 2000.80. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 2000.80_SL3.jpg)

Figure of Man with Grapes


Medium: Wood, metal wire, bone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1860

Dimensions: 16 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (41.9 x 19.1 x 13.3 cm)


Accession Number: 2000.80

Image: 2000.80_SL3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Carved wooden figure of man, primitive style, painted gray-green. Man stands on a low cylindrical base and holds aloft an oversized bunch of grapes in proper right arm; his proper left arm is bent at elbow and extends perpendicular to the figure's body. He is dressed in a suit, knee-high boots, and Derby hat. Eyes are bone. Grapes are attached to wires threaded through hole in figure's hand. Left hand is in a gripping position with hole bored through the fist, probably for attaching a now lost component (perhaps a wineglass). Condition: Very good; minor wear, appears to be missing a component.

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