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Artist
Date
1871
Period
19th century
Media
Oil on canvas
Measurements
16 15/16 x 30 1/8 x 1 3/8 inches (unframed)
22 3/8 x 35 3/16 x 2 3/8" (framed)
Classification
Credit Line
Museum Purchase, 1963.1277
Accession No
63.1277
Context
Long before Mount Kineo became known as a premier rusticator and tourist resort, its claim to fame rested on its seemingly endless deposits of rhyolite, a flint considered sacred by the Wabanaki who called it kotaksu’pas, or “spirit stone”. According to Henry David Thoreau, it was the largest deposit in the United States.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum”.

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