Magnificent Large Noah's Ark
Carved and Painted Wood
With Collection of Original Animals
German c. 1850
19” high x 32” wide x 8.25” deep
This fine Ark and the collection of over 100 animals are of a particularly large scale, well sculpted and unusually retain most of their original painted decoration. A similar example is held at the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, London.
Literature: Comparative Literature: Robert Young, Folk Art, Mitchell Beaz