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Doll

Object Number: 
1937.1222
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Papier mâché, textile, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 12 x 4 1/2 in. ( 73.7 x 30.5 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Doll with papier mâché shoulder head, molded and painted hair (black), inset black pupilless eyes, and closed mouth; stuffed cloth body with divided arm composed of stuffed cloth upper arm and stuffed leather lower arm, divided leg; short-sleeved brown dress with embroidered front panel (with eyelets) gathered at waist, tiered skirt with embroidered hem (with eyelets), over three petticoats and knickers with embroidery and lace decoration, and short crocheted socks; red leather boots laced up front.
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