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Pull toy (elephant)

Object Number: 
1937.486
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Wood, paint, oilcloth
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 3/4 x 24 x 10 1/4 in. ( 45.1 x 61 x 26 cm )
Description: 
Wooden elephant made from carved segments, painted brown, with black and dark red oilcloth tacked to upper body; mounted on oblong base with wooden wheels and view of house in circular frame painted at center; with long straight wooden handle.
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