figure (art)

Carved and painted wooden model of a man spreading tar. The man wears goggles, overalls and gloves, and has black flecks painted all over to represent tar. He hold a tar lance with a flexible hose. The end of the tar lance is made of plastic netting. The figure stands on a rectangular base.

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