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figure chopping wood
  • Brazil
  • figure chopping wood, early 1940s
  • Where object was made: Santarém, Brazil
  • cloth, cardboard, paper, wood, cloth, plant fiber, metal, weaving, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 22 x 15 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 5/8 x 5 7/8 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4928

The standing figure is chopping wood with an axe. It stands on a square base made from corrugated board with paper on the bottom and green crepe paper for grass. Small pieces of wood are scattered on the base. He is made from light colored cloth and his face is embroidered. He wears a light colored woven hat, a grey and whtie vertical striped shirt with short sleeves, and black trousers with white vertical stripes and no shoes.