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Milliner's head

Milliner's head
Milliner's head
Milliner's head
Title
Milliner's head
Date 
1820-1870
Medium 
Red pine
Dimensions 
Overall: 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. ( 34.3 x 21 x 21.6 cm )
Description 
Carved bust of a woman wearing an off-the-shoulder gown with heart-shaped bun carved separately and attached with pegs; details include incised diamond shaped earrings, choker carved in intaglio on edge of dress carved in relief.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.8708
Marks 
typed paper label affixed to bottom: "NADELMAN COLLECTION"
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