Bust in the form of a caricatured man wearing a watermelon bow tie
wood and paint
10 1/8 x 6 15/16 x 7 1/16 in. (25.7 x 17.6 x 17.9 cm)
A carved and painted wooden bust in the form of a caricatured man. The man is depicted from the neck up wearing a green bow tie with a yellow center knot and raised watermelon reliefs on each tie loop. His face, neck, and hair are painted black. His hair is textured, with numerous small cuts. His eyes are painted white with black centers. He has a large nose, large ears and wide red lips. He is wearing a green bow tie with a yellow knot. The bust is mounted on a brown, square wooden base.
Caricature and cartoons
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer