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Pull toy (bird)

Object Number: 
Wood, wire
Overall: 4 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. ( 11.4 x 4.1 x 25.1 cm )
Nadelman collection sticker: "479 / Amer"
Carved wooden bird mounted on wooden base with triangular notches carved along edges; wire handle loops around to create protrusions below front of base.
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, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group