Re: [African_Arts] African Slave Doll carving
- You can begin searching scholars and institutions who might be able to shed light on your figure by perusing the listing contained in Message 3057. Too, you may find additional, relevant resources pertinent to the study of African-American history and traditions in Kentucky through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives at http://kdla.ky.gov/researchlinks/blackhistory.htm . Perhaps you can also access the specialized assistance you seek through the Smithsonian's National Museum of African History and Culture's National Collections initiative (see http://nmaahc.si.edu/section/programs/view/47 or http://nmaahc.si.edu/).Feel free to create an album and to upload images to elicit additional impressions and ideas about the "doll" about which you have inquired.Thanks, LeeOn Jan 3, 2009, at 8:04 PM, scorp_ette2002 wrote:
- Could you send me a scan of the item?
At 08:04 PM 1/3/2009, you wrote:
I live in Ky and we have a carved wooden doll that my husband found 17
yrs ago while digging a flower bed next to the foundation of our hose.
The house was built in 1824 and had slaves on site. I dont know how to
go about having her appraised or authinticated. I send pics to Sothebys
and Christies auction houses but only when I contacted a African Art
dealer in NYC did we get much info. He seemed to think she was of ebony
wood after looking at photos and had survived underground for so many
years. Any advice?
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