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Cigar box

Object Number: 
1937.1272
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 5 x 2 1/2 in. ( 3.2 x 12.7 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular copper tobacco box with hinged lid; engraved on lid with image of female on horseback holding a sword and riding toward group of men and castle in the background and Dutch inscription; engraved on reverse with image of four seated figure and Dutch inscription.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group