Worrying Mother Pig Toy

  • Unidentified, Worrying Mother Pig Toy, 20th century (pre-1960s), carved and stained wood with wire, screws, and nails, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.341

Farmers often carved scenes of animals and chores as toys for their children. This sculpture shows a mother pig attempting to carry her young away from a man who carries some kind of weapon and is trying to capture the animals.

Title
Worrying Mother Pig Toy
Artist
Date
20th century (pre-1960s)
Location
Dimensions
611 146 38 in. (15.228.616.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
carved and stained wood with wire, screws, and nails
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – weapon – gun
  • Figure male – bust
  • Animal – pig
  • State of being – mood – worry
  • Occupation – farm – farmer
Object Number
1986.65.341
Palette
Linked Open Data
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