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Printing block

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Title:
Printing block
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 6 3/4 x 1 in. ( 17.8 x 17.1 x 2.5 cm )
Date End: 
1 800
Description: 
Rectangular wooden printing block (probably for textiles) with pattern carved in relief; corner design with serpentine vine along edges of right angle and floral bouquet in circular space with scalloped border opposite corner; arched indentation carved on one edge of reverse to facilitate gripping by hand.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.1873
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
Date Begin: 
1700
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group