A metal candleholder in the form of a caricatured woman. The figure is cut out in the silhouette, with incised details. The woman is wearing a kerchief with a pattern of repeated circles around her head. She is also wearing a long-sleeved top, and skirt or apron with a pattern of circles and triangles. She holds a candle cup in her right hand. She stands on a metal base in the shape of an oval with pointed ends. The base has a design of short horizontal lines incised throughout the center and raised circles around the edges. There are two (2) strips of tan carpet adhered to the underside of the base.
Objects depicting racist and/or stereotypical imagery or language may be offensive and disturbing, but the NMAAHC aims to include them in the Collection to present and preserve the historical context in which they were created and used. Objects of this type provide an important historical record from which to study and evaluate racism.