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Decatur, Illinois  62526
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Early Carved Man-in-the-Moon
One of the most unusual man-in-the-moon carvings I’ve seen in a long time. In much the style of the early 20th C. carnival carvings created by the same immigrant European artisans who ornamented circus wagons and carousels and produced tobacconist figures. However, this appears never to have been part of any larger construct, instead intended to be hung on a wall. The “man,” if you will, is a fully shaped cherub’s face with inset blue glass eyes. And the surface is oxidized oyster paint. 12”h x 4½”w and when hung it stands out from the wall about 10”. A really striking piece of folk art!