Weathervane with eagle

Weathervane with eagle
Title
Weathervane with eagle
Date 
1850-1880
Medium 
sheet iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 123 x 37 in. ( 312.4 x 94 cm )
Description 
Wrought iron weathervane with sheet iron flying eagle cut in silhouette fastened to pole by two straps; compass rose set perpendicular to pole; large bolt at top with iron spikes protruding.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1167
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