Metalwork (eagle): Building ornament

Object Number: 
1937.588
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.
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