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Marionette

Object Number: 
1937.1258
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Wood, paint, string
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 2 in. ( 31.8 x 19 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
Nadelman collection sticker: "501/Eng"
Description: 
Wooden jumping jack with carved head, torso, and limbs; painted and incised on both sides to represent clown in costume with black and yellow stripes on arms and legs and black conical hat.
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