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Object Name Cane
Catalog Number UNNUMBERED-601
Date 1899
Material(s) Wood
Dimensions H-36 D-3 inches
Description This is an elaborately carved wooden cane with a variety of motifs. The top of the cane has a crook with inlays of hearts and diamonds with tiny steel nails in the center. To the sides of the crook are a rooster and a duck(?) both with inlay of a darker wood. Going down the body of the cane there are snakes, a horse shoe, a fish with the date "1899", a turtle, an eagle with a US flag shield, wood working tools such as a plane, saw and compass, gloves with stars on them, and wheat. There is an indentation at the foot where the metal tip belongs.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Walking sticks
Canes
Wood carving
Wood carvings
Wood working
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS