Papier mâché container in the form of "Mammy's" head

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Created by
Bouge, Cindee, American
Medium
paint on papier mâché and cloth
Dimensions
8 1/4 x 8 x 8 1/2 in. (21 x 20.3 x 21.6 cm)
Type
containers
Date
2003
Description
Papier mâché container in the form of "Mammy's" head. The container is spherical, with a round hole cut out at the top, revealing a hollow inside. The face has a prominent nose and large red lips. Yellow flower-print fabric is adhered around the head and tied as a kerchief. The print features blue, red, and yellow flowers with green stems. The bottom of the container is signed, in black [Cindee / Bouge / 2003]
Topic
African American
Caricature and cartoons
Craftsmanship
Domestic life
Stereotypes
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Object number
2007.7.111
Restrictions & Rights
© Cindee Bouge. Permission required for use.
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Collection title
Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Classification
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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