- Rare English folk art piece.
Bullock vertebrae painted to represent a preacher delivering
a sermon, probably John Wesley, popular 18th century Anglican
clergyman credited with founding Methodism. These pieces
surface occasionally, but are often crudely painted and in poor
condition. This one is very well executed and has only
minor paint loss. The condition of the vertebrae where
the hands would be is natural and does not signify breaks.
Circa early to mid 19th century. (BK-39)
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