Textile, brass, celluloid
Overall: 16 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 41.9 x 19.7 x 7 cm )
Cloth African-Brazilian doll with silk body, molded and embroidered face with celluloid eyes and finger nails; bead earrings and rings, brass necklace with shoe charm; white textile dress with lace trim and silk plaid sash, white shoes.
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.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.