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Object Name Sculpture
Catalog Number 1939.72
Date 1897
Material(s) Coal
Dimensions H-5.125 W-4 D-1.5 inches
Description This is a piece of coal that has been sculpted into Bible. The sculpture has a cover, spine, and inset where the pages should be. The cover has two inset carving. The first is a square with "Holy Bible" carving in relief. The second is a ribbon with "1897" carving in relief. The spine has a rectangle with "Holy Bible" carved in relief. The back has to name plates carved in relief. The first reads "Mrs R.L. Hays Presented By." The second reads "Mrs Bety. Harrison Chenoa, K.Y."
Notes This was exhibited in the Kentucky Building of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, informally known as the 1904 World's Fair, in St. Louis, MO.
Collection Mrs. R. L. Hays Collection
Subjects Coal
Coal mining
Religion
World's fairs
Search Terms Coal Mining
Bell County (Ky.)
St. Louis (Mo.)
World's Fair
Louisiana Purchase Exposition
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS