Overall: 1 x 10 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 27.3 cm )
Octagonal treenware cake board with biblical image of Jacob and Joseph embracing in a landscape near other figures including two in armor and one horse; the bottom of the image has a German inscription.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
hand written: paper collector's label affixed to reverse: "2357"
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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