Vaccination Policy

All visitors ages 12 and older must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Visitors ages 5–11 must show proof of one dose. Read more >

Wall lamp

Object Number: 
Iron, tin, brass, pigment
Overall: 9 7/8 x 3 x 5 5/8 in. ( 25.1 x 7.6 x 14.3 cm )
Tin sheet iron oil lamp; painted box-shaped section which attaches to wall contains fuel reservoir; brass wick socket and shade (shade missing).
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
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group