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Object Name: Whistle
Date: 1810-1840
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Medium: Earthenware
Dimensions: Overall: 3 × 2 3/4 × 1 1/2 in. (7.6 × 7 × 3.8 cm)
(not assigned): North America, United States
Description: Molded earthenware bird-shaped whistle decorated with mottled yellow, brown and blue glaze; tail functions as mouthpiece.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: INV.9324
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Marks: written: on adhesive label on bottom of whistle: "259/Eng."

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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.


The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman