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Metalwork (eagle): Building ornament

Metalwork (eagle): Building ornament
Title
Metalwork (eagle): Building ornament
Date 
1800-1850
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 3/4 x 32 x 2 in. ( 73 x 81.3 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Wrought-iron eagle; flat, with chest in low relief; wings spread and feet planted on cloud with lightening and arrows; eagle painted all over with copper-colored paint; two iron strips affixed to reverse for mounting.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.588
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