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Catalog Number 1977.1.33
Artist Steen, Lee
Object Name Assemblage
Description Wooden figure strippedof all bark. The piece of wood used is in the shape of an upside down "Y" forming the head, torso, and legs. One arm is attached with nails, which is the left arm, and it appears to be holding a baseball and mit. The mit is made of a bowl shaped vessel, and the baseball from a small ball. The figure is wearing a "top hat"made from a rusty metal can and rim. The figures face consists of "c" shaped wooden ears attached with nails. The eyebrows are a dark brown or black drawn on. The eyes are white and blue metal with a nail in the center to attach and create the pupil. The nose is wooden, cylandrical, and attached with nails. The mouth is a peach colored piece of metal held in with two nails over an indintation in the wood. The figure has a bow tie made from metal which reads "Hamm Beer", and also has a belt, with a belt buckle also reading "Hamm Beer". There is residue from black paint left on the head of the figure which would have been hair, and there are also blue stains from paint on the torso of the figure. Overall the figure is extremely weathered and worn.