Carved Wooden Heart, Open to Reveal Snake
- Title:Carved Wooden Heart, Open to Reveal Snake
- Date:ca. 1863
- Description:Open view of this palm-sized wooden heart-shaped box, which slides out to reveal a painted snake head and partial body.
- Historical Note:This folk carving was created by an unknown Confederate prisoner-of-war from East Tennessee. It not only reflects the skilled artisanship of a soldier, but also suggests a universal story of wartime heartbreak or deception by a friend, neighbor, or lover.
- Institution:East Tennessee Historical Society
- Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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