Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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old man and a chair
  • Rena
  • old man and a chair, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Missouri, United States
  • clay, cloth, synthetic hair, wire, string, wood
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 x 7 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6974.a,b

The old man (2007.6974.a) has a clay head and a wire body. He has short white hair, bushy eyebrows, and a mustache. He wears wire glasses and holds a brown wooden cane. He is wearing a green-grey long-sleeved shirt and black trousers with suspenders. He has white pipe cleaner hands and black clay shoes.

The wooden chair (2007.6974.b) has a flat seat. The back and arms are bent sticks which go through the seat to be legs.