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Bust in the form of a caricatured man wearing a watermelon bow tie

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Created by:
Unidentified
Medium:
wood and paint
Dimensions:
10 1/8 x 6 15/16 x 7 1/16 in. (25.7 x 17.6 x 17.9 cm)
Type:
busts
Date:
20th century
Description:
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.
Topic:
African American
Caricature and cartoons
Stereotypes
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Object number:
2007.7.306
Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Classification:
Furnishings, Housewares, and D├ęcor
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture