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Doll

Doll
Title
Doll
Date 
1920-1935
Medium 
Textile, brass, celluloid
Dimensions 
Overall: 16 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 41.9 x 19.7 x 7 cm )
Description 
Cloth African-Brazilian doll with silk body, molded and embroidered face with celluloid eyes and finger nails; bead earrings and rings, brass necklace with shoe charm; white textile dress with lace trim and silk plaid sash, white shoes.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1207
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