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Cultural Objects, Folk Art
PeopleMaker/Creator: Selma Keith
PlacesFloyd (Courthouse District)
- Height: 21 inches
- Length: 18 inches
- Width: 9 inches
This sculpture is carved out of a single piece of wood painted black. Beak and neck details are also painted with tacks serving as eyes. The swan’s wings are represented by etched outlines on each side. A crack has formed along the length of the body.
KeywordsSwan, folk art
Nathaniel Selma Joe Keith (1913-1999) loved antiques and had an artist’s eye. A saw blade with a landscape he painted is also part of our Folk Art Collection. Selma was the son of Andrew Jackson and Mattie Keith and was married to Josie Alderman.