Name: Matthew Henson
Made by and When: Floyd Bell, 1989
Material: Resin or carved in wood
Marks: Signed and dated by the artist
Height: 18 inches
Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black carved and painted hair/black eyes/closed mouth with a moustache
Clothing: Made in Alaska by Native Alaskans, the fur skins are hand sewn into a beautiful parka, mukluks and gloves.
Other: From the artist’s American Heritage Series, made in a limited edition of 10 dolls representing the first Black man to reach the North Pole, Matthew Alexander Henson, Arctic explorer, Floyd Bell has produced this doll in resin and wood. Bell is a legendary master doll artist/carver. His dolls are housed in several museums worldwide, including the Louvre in Paris, France.
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Read more about Bell here and here. View a video about Matthew Henson below.
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