Pipe: carved figures on bowl

Object Number: 
INV.8564
Date: 
1850-1925
Medium: 
Wood, horn, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 3/4 x 3 x 1 3/4 in. ( 40 x 7.6 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Pipe with carved bowl with alternating wood and ivory panels; wood panels carved with radiating geometric pattern; ivory panels carved with a woman holding a pail, a man holding flowers, and a woman churning butter; plain wooden stem with bark still attached; curved horn mouth piece.
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