Overall: 13 3/4 x 24 x 14 in. ( 34.9 x 61 x 35.6 cm )
Carved wooden eagle with dappled yellow body; detachable wings are painted black and cross-hatching carved on upper surface.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
typed: paper label (Nadelman collection) affixed to bottom: "520/Am."
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.