Carved and Painted Penitente Figure, New Mexico, Los Hermanos Penitentes Society, late 19th century, the cottonwood figure with carved head, ribcage, hand, and feet details and articulated joints, incorporating fibers and hide, holding a carved wood "knife," with custom base, ht. 43 in.
Literature: Illustrated in Roger Ricco and Frank Maresca, American Vernacular, New Discoveries in Folk, Self-taught, and Outsider Sculpture (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2002), p. 175.
The Marvill Collection
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