Black face puppet

Object Number: 
INV.10832
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Wood, textile, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/4 x 5 in. ( 38.7 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Puppet with turned and carved wooden head with rod for holding; face painted black with red lips and black and white eyes; clothed in red and white striped textile costume and black felt hat.
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