Tobacco shop figure

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