Tobacco shop figure

Tobacco shop figure
Title
Tobacco shop figure
Date 
ca. 1880-1910
Medium 
Cast iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 1/2 x 7 x 6 1/2 in. ( 72.4 x 17.8 x 16.5 cm )
Description 
Figure of Indian maiden with tobacco leaf in her left hand and packaged tobacco in her right hand; figure painted red, blue and yellow.
Credit Line 
Gift of Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1938.321
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