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Head of a Woman
  • Cecil Carstenson
    1906–1991
    born: Marquette, Kansas, United States ; died: Kansas City, Missouri, United States ; active: United States
  • Head of a Woman
  • Where object was made: United States
  • walnut wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 356 x 229 x 165 mm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 9 x 6 1/2 in
  • Gift of Marcia and Eliot Berkley
  • Not on display
  • 1991.0087
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Description

Base has rough texture as if wood chipped away in chunks and then sanded. Head and neck are very smooth with woodgrain seen clearly. Features of face are only subtly defined. Hair is cap-like being about 1/2 inch thicker and is short, reaching to top of mouth, slightly lower on proper left.