The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things

Folk art carving of an exorcism

A very rare piece of folk art depicting the exorcism of a small child. It was carved around 1910 in the mid-western United States by an unknown artist. The sculpture features wonderful details like a horned demon sitting on top of a terrified child, whose eyes can be spotted peeking out from under the blanket.

I’d love to know the story behind it, but can’t find any details about it. You’ll just have to use your demented imagination to fill in the blanks.

This remarkable piece of Amercian folk art was up for sale at Sotheby’s in 2019 with an estimated price of $40,000 – $60,000 USD. ⁣⁣⁣I know that sounds like a really steep price, but this is a high-quality family heirloom that you can hand down to your grand-demons and great-grand-demons one day. ⁣⁣


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