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Cane inscribed THIS CANE WAS CUT NEAR JEFFERSONS TOMB

probably 20th century Unidentified carved and lacquered hard maple with metal 36 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (91.7 x 3.7 x 3.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson 1986.65.7 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 28A


Luce Center Label

The words on this cane, which can be read by turning the shaft round and round, celebrate Thomas Jefferson and his accomplishments as author of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. president, and founder of the University of Virginia (Lynda Hartigan, Made with Passion, 1990).

Keywords

Animal - reptile - snake

Architecture Exterior - detail - window

Architecture Exterior - domestic - Monticello

Emblem - Masonic

sculpture

folk art

metal - iron

wood - maple