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Milliner's head

Object Number: 
INV.8708
Date: 
1820-1870
Medium: 
Red pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. ( 34.3 x 21 x 21.6 cm )
Marks: 
typed paper label affixed to bottom: "NADELMAN COLLECTION"
Description: 
Carved bust of a woman wearing an off-the-shoulder gown with heart-shaped bun carved separately and attached with pegs; details include incised diamond shaped earrings, choker carved in intaglio on edge of dress carved in relief.
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