Library Catalog - Kentucky Historical Society

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Carving
Catalog Number 1939.87.1
Date 1913
Dimensions H-4.5 W-5.5 D-3.5 inches
Description This is a folk carving from Colombia, South America. It is a wooden carving showing a pen with four sheep. There is a tree that forms one upright of the pen. There is a triangular hut on the right side with a fire with a pot on it in front. There is a stone basin and pestle there as well. There is a woman wearing hat who is seated and working dough in a bowl. There is a man and dog behind a pile of sticks and the trough. There is also a seated boy with a hand on his knee.
Notes On paper label glued to back of hut, Native Hand-Carving Showing Primitive Life in Colombia S. America Presented to Ky. Hist. Society by M.H. Thatcher Governor of Canal Zone 1913.

The Panama Canal was a federal government area administered by the Canal Zone Government, headed by a presidentially appointed governor. The canal was begun in 1904 and opened to traffic in 1914.
Collection Maurice H. Thatcher Collection
People Thatcher, Maurice H.
Subjects Art
Art objects
Anthropology
Farm buildings
Native peoples
Farm life
Search Terms Folk Art
Folklore
Panama Canal
Panama Canal (Panama)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS