Description: This palm-sized wooden heart-shaped box slides open 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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