Snake in Partial Coil
Origin: America, Southeast (possibly)
Overall: 3 x 25 x 11 7/8in. (7.6 x 63.5 x 30.2cm)
Acc. No. 1966.701.2
A painted woodcarving representing a life-size, partially coiled snake.
Label:The configuration of the head, the carefully carved diamond pattern to suggest skin, and the overlapping forms are stylistic traits that identify Snake in Partial Coil as having been made by the artist of 1966.701.1. Beyond these formal qualities, the ability to perceive a graceful, undulating shape within a solid block of wood further distinguishes the artist's work.
Provenance:David David, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.