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Catalog Number 1977.1.30
Artist Steen, Lee
Object Name Assemblage
Description Wooden figure stripped of all bark. The figure is composed of a head, torso, and two arms. The left arm is naturally attached to the torso, and the right arm is attached with nails and two stripps of extremely rusted metal. The figure is wearing a hat, made of a terra cotta pot, which has a string around it, and a metal rim. The face includes brown metal eyebrows which are attached with two nails each. There are two wooden ears attached with nails in the shape of large "C"s. The nose is circular and wooden, attached with a nail. The lips are also wooden and attached with one nail each, and also are stained from a redish burnt siena paint. The figure has six bottons, the top one is a circular piece of metal ontop of a quatrafoil also made of metal. The top button looks like a flower. The second button is made from a bottle cap, it is white and rusted. The next four buttons are all made from the same kind of bottle cap, which reads " Lucky Twist Top Draft" in three different panels. Between the fourth and fifth buttons is a string tied around the figures torso. The figure as a whole is extremely warn and weathered.