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Carved Cane

ca. 1916

Wood with rhinestone inlay and cloth

36 3/8 in. (92.4 cm)
other (at top of cane): 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
1999.68.1
Geography: 
Made in Cherry Valley, Arkansas
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

The cane was owned by Rev. G. W. Patton, the grandfather of the seller. Rev. Patton had a church in Cherry Vallery, Arkansas.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, 1999,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2000): 162.

Pamela Franks and Robert E. Steele, Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2010), 10, 12, 52, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.