Unusual Folk Art Sculpture of A Naked Man Seated on a Snake

Circa: late 19th century
Size: 15 (h)" x 4 1/2" (w) x 4 1/2" (d)
An unusual piece of American Folk Art - have not seen a similar precedent. A carved and painted naked man wearing a top hat sits upon a coiled green snake on top of a pedestal which when hooked up to a hose would stream water through the snake's mouth and the man’s hat! Must have been something to see. Scattered paint losses to original surface.

The last two slides (one video) show a photoshopped mock up of water coming out of the snake's mouth and the man's top hat.


Condition: Excellent condition with expected wear from age and use. Edge losses of paint to body at seams, etc.

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Price: $8,500.00

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