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Doll

Doll
Title
Doll
Date 
1830-1860
Medium 
Papier-mâché, textile, wood, leather, paper, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 in. ( 24.1 x 8.9 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Lady doll with papier-mâché shoulder head, molded black hair, and molded and painted facial features; stuffed kid body with divided arm composed of stuffed kid upper arm and painted wood lower arm and divided leg composed of stuffed kid upper leg and painted wood lower leg (red paper bands conceal joints); cream (discolored) net dress with pink cotton lining, organdy pantalettes with lace trim, and red painted shoes.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1212
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group