Hand wood carved tobacco store type painted Indian figure. Resembles the famous Indian "Sitting Bull" as an image of Sitting Bull was found online that matched the the paint scheme and the crossed arms that the Indian was carved to represent. Does appear to be rather old, as the wood has several cracks, and this is normal for these carvings to develop cracks over time. Indian Stands 54 inches tall, and is about 11 inches in width, it weighs about 30-40lbs.
Previous owner purchased ten years ago from an antique store in West Virginia. Does not have any markings, signatures, or engravings that can be found.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
An American folk art carved and painted "Sitting Bull" wooden tobacconist figure
late 19th/early 20th Century
The figure of Sitting Bull standing with arms crossed, on a circular wooden plinth base.
54 inches tall, approximately 11 inches wide
CONDITION: weathered and with splits to the wood; some paint infill visible throughout, with some paint losses
PROVENANCE: purchased from a West Virginia antique dealer circa 2010
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