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Doll

Doll
Title
Doll
Date 
1830-1860
Medium 
Papier mâché, textile, wood, leather, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 14 x 10 x 3 1/2 in. ( 35.6 x 25.4 x 8.9 cm )
Description 
Doll with papier mâché shoulder head, molded black hair with corkscrew curls at back of head, molded and painted facial features including brown pupilless eyes and closed mouth; stuffed kid body with divided arm composed of stuffed kid upper arm and wooden lower arm, with crudely carved fingers, divided leg composed of stuffed kid upper leg and wooden lower leg, with brown painted shoes; cotton dress with lace sleeves and tucked skirt, with purple silk sash, over scalloped and embroidered petticoat, shorter petticoat, and knickers with lace trim.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1213
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