Overall: 9 1/4 x 7/8 x 3/4 in. ( 23.5 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm )
Rectangular wooden bodkin tapering towards one end; top section has a rectangle carved out, except for a small ovoid piece of wood, creating a rattle; all over carved geometric decoration with "W H 1785" on one side.
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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