Cigar box w/tag

Object Number: 
1937.1270
Date: 
ca.1650-1720
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 3 in. ( 3.8 x 13.3 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on both sides: Dutch words typed: tag inside:"NADELMAN/Collection/938"
Description: 
Brass oval tobacco box with hinged lid; engraved on all sides with images pertaining to the story of Susannah and the elders; lid has image of Susannah, the elders, and Dutch words; underside has figure outdoors with two bears and Dutch words; sides have conventional leaves.
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