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Figurine

Object Number: 
1937.669
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 7 in. ( 24.8 x 8.9 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Redware figure of a monkey modeled in full relief, dressed in livery and cap, seated on a stump, with both arms out in front holding a ring, with mottled slip decoration in spots, blackened face on an oblong base; lead glaze.
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