Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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hands from Bishop
  • Germany
  • hands from Bishop, possibly 1600s
  • Where object was made: present-day Germany
  • wood
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Emmerich
  • On view: Stewart Gallery, 406, C3
  • 1959.0069.RA01,02
Label Text

Two wooden hands are displayed so that the wrists are the base; the hands are upright. The fingers of the right hand are curved with the top of each finger resting at the first knuckle of the finger behind it. The pinky is extended the farthest back and the pointer finger is touching the thumb. The right hand appears to be holding something in its palm. This rectangular object extends through the gap of the thumb and pointer finger. The left hand's fingers are extended higher and are slightly bent. The pinky finger is missing on this hand. The thumb and pointer finger are nearly touching.