Overall: 15 1/2 x 1 x 1 1/2 in. ( 39.4 x 2.5 x 3.8 cm )
Jointed wooden monkey with carved limbs and body, with upper limbs attached to top of stick and lower limbs attached to sliding mechanism that makes monkey flip forward and back; with eyes painted blue and red paint on mouth.
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
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