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Doll's shoulder head

Object Number: 
1937.1234
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Ceramic, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 5 x 3 in. ( 16.5 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Bisque shoulder head with light brown molded hair with wind-swept curls at front, blue painted eyes, closed mouth, and pink tinted cheeks; shoulder plate molded as blouse with gilded and painted collar and ribbon tied in bow; three sew holes in front and back of shoulder plate.
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
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group