Overall: 1/2 x 12 in. ( 1.3 x 30.5 cm )
Circular wooden cake board elaborately carved with image of the Nativity surrounded by a border of leaves, flowers, and birds.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
handwritten in ink: on paper collector's label affixed to reverse: "2223 / Swiss" stamped in ink: on reverse: "THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / FOLK ARTS COLLECTION / November 17, 1937"
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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