Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • United States
  • Mermaid, mid 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, polychromy, gilding
  • Object Length: 140 cm
    Object Length: 55 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1962.0003

Represents mid-19th century style of maritime wood carving along the north Atlantic coast. Torso is of a nude female figure with proper left arm across chest and right arm bent towards forehead. Bottom section is represented by scales in a fin-like shape.