Item Details

Art, Folk Art

Horse head, possibly from a 19th century rocking horse. Carved from wood, with subtle low relief forms depicting eyes, nostrils and other facial features. Remnants of the original white, black and red paint. Horse hair, inserted into the back of the head, serves as the mane. Holes in the top of the head once held (probably) leather ears.

From the mane to the mouth measures approximately 6 inches; and from the top of the head to the base measures approximately 4 3/4 inches.