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Wood, paint, textile, beads
overall: 9 x 3 x 1 1/4 in.
Wooden doll with turned head and torso; mortise and tenon joints at shoulders, hips, knees, and elbows; face painted white with black hair, black eyes, and red lips; clothed in white cotton skirt with lace trim, blue shawl, and pink ribbon around waist; glass beads around neck.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group