Tomaso "Human Pincushion"

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Incredibly striking and rare portrait of "Tomaso"-- identified by the metal filigreed pin on his custom velvet pincushion, which is covered in pins stuck into its surface. Italian Signor Tomaso was a well-known practitioner of the pointed art, variously performing under the title "Human Dagger," allowing suspender buttons to be sewed to his chest and cheeks. Written on verso in pencil: "Tamassa [sic], Neadle [sic] King, B&B Show, 1899."

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