Woodcarving (bird)

Object Number: 
INV.4454
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. ( 7 x 8.9 x 5.4 cm )
Description: 
Carved and painted wooden bird, with yellow body, black wings, green tail and legs made of wire, mounted on circular wooden base painted red, green, and black.
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
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group