Carved Kobu, man and animals

Description
This object is an example of kobu art, in which roots and trunks of trees provide natural sculptures. Some artists left the kobu looking natural, while others carved or painted the piece to use for other purposes. This particular kobu functioned as a vase.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1943-1945
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 18.415 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
1986.3144.59
nonaccession number
1986.3144
catalog number
1986.3144.59
Credit Line
Gift of Mabel Rose Vogel
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Cultures & Communities
Military
Japanese American Internment Era
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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