Early Closure

On Saturday, February 22, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution will close at 2 pm, and the Museum will close at 5 pm.

Container

Object Number: 
Z.397
Date: 
1798
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 8.9 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
carved: on exterior: "DRB/ 1798" carved: on reverse: "1798"
Description: 
Circular bentwood container joined with iron nails; exterior carved with date, initials, three bears and a tree.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group