Posted 2 years ago
One more scavenged from 'somebody else's house clean out" because, simply, he intrigues me. <giggle> Standing about 28" tall, this guy seems to me to represent an African man with long hair and his drum leaning against something -- although the only marking on it (pic 4) reads "MEXICO". He's obviously had kinda a rough life, with lots of bumps and chips and abrasions to his surface, but he doesn't really look like he's actually *lost* any of his parts, maybe but for a toe or two. ;-) :-)
I'm pretty sure this is what'd be termed "chalkware" -- please somebody correct me if I'm wrong. I'll also HAPPILY accept anybody's advice on what I should *do* with him, at least in terms of "leave as is" vs. "try to restore". Also if anyone has any suggestions on a potential age for it...I'd guess 1970's-80's but don't have any real clue about that either.
HOPE Y'ALL ENJOY HIM! (and now where am I gonna *put* him in here...he's currently standing guard on my porch steps, but I'm (also) guessing a semi-exterior environment prolly isn't so good for items like this...??