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Temptation

1970 Edgar Tolson Born: Lee City, Kentucky 1904 Died: Campton, Kentucky 1984 carved and painted white elm with pen and pencil 21 7/8 x 16 1/2 x 12 in. (55.1 x 42.0 x 30.5 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson 1986.65.273 Not currently on view


Keywords

Animal - reptile - snake

Landscape - tree - apple tree

Religion - Old Testament - Adam

Religion - Old Testament - Eve

State of being - evil - temptation

sculpture

folk art

ink

pencil

wood - elm