Overall: 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. ( 24.1 x 11.4 x 7 cm )
Wooden doll carved out of single block of wood depicting woman dressed in bonnet, dress and apron; arms separate and attached at shoulder, hanging freely; details of face carved deeply and painted, such as the nose and mouth, and the surrounding ruffle and bow at her chin; borders of dress and apron incised, and painted with red and black dots; apron painted white.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
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.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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