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Skinner Auctions
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3167B Boston
November 3, 2018 10:00AMCalender
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Carved and Painted Penitente Figure

$3,998$3,250
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3167B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

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
Estimate $2,000-4,000


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