Late 1800's to early 1900's, large hand carved wooden plaque depicting a profile cameo portrait of a North American Indian Chief in full head dress, with the important artifacts of his life, including on the top left his moccasins; top right his quill or arrow pouch and on the bottom his knife and sheath. The imagery is quite remarkable and I suspect that there is more to this piece than just decorative appeal. Perhaps this was made to honour a chief that passed-away and he's pictured with the belongings he'll need in the after-life. Either way, it"s an absolutely wonderful and decorative piece for the collector of folk art, antique woodenware and Native American art.
CONDITION: The condition is excellent. There is no damage or repairs and the carved imagery remains sharp and crisp.
SIZE: This is a large single plank, solid wood plaque measuring 16 1/2" high x 11 1/2" wide and approximately 1/4" thick.
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