This folk art cow dates to around 1900 and is made of steel. It is very rustic and also rusty. The crude nature of the piece adds to this folk feel. At the same time, the simple nature of the design allows for a focus on the bare form of the creature. The head bulges out where the eyes would be and two long horns stick out from its skull as its mouth hangs open. A thin, but rounded body contrasts with the gaunt legs and long tail of the animal. These same legs are welded onto the rectangular base, which is of the same material. This cow is a great addition to any folk art collection.
L: 11 in. W: 3 1/2 in. H: 11 in.