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Hand puppet: man in robe

Object Number: 
INV.10835
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, textile, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 x 7 in. ( 58.4 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Hand puppet with turned and carved wooden head with handle for holding; face painted in shades of pink, and with white beard and black hair; body composed of slightly conical brown and white flannel tube with wide brown cotton border, and white cotton apron.
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