This carved walnut plaque of a beehive may have originally been intended to house three portraits or some other photographic image. No appliqués with all carving from a single block. Alleged once to have had a note attached on the reverse referencing “Dr. Hector Alliet (1862-1919) an archaeologist and former director of the S.W. Museum in Los Angeles, California.” Also a loose Mormon reference was quoted.
What ever the origin the work has a rich even dry surface and only minor losses. Each bee has lost an antenna and there is a slight separation of the two board construction visible at the top. The professional image courtesy of Cowans.
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