Fantastic Old Carving of Woman with Long Hair and Tiny Hands

Regular price $145.00

One of my very favorite carvings I've had, and quite an old one, found in Maine and made of pine I believe. For me, it all hinges on those tiny tiny hands, clasped just below her waist, exactly where her long cloak of hair ends, and exactly where her skirt splits, falling in waves on either side and revealing the underskirt below and quite undermining any sense of primness. When I found her she immediately made me think of Donatello's Mary Magdalene. I don't know who made her or exactly when, but 19th century for sure and to my sensibilities just wonderful.

Figure measures 6 1/8" t x 1 5/8" w x 1 1/4" d. With base, which I believe was a later edition, 7" t x 2 1/2" wide and deep. I loosened the screw just a bit on the base so that she can be positioned relative to it as desired. Excellent antique condition, with beautiful aging to the dry wood.