Overall: 1 1/4 x 8 7/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 3.2 x 22.5 x 12.4 cm )
Abacus with wooden frame and ivory beads; divided lengthwise into two parts and crossed with thirteen dowels; each dowel has five ivory beads on one side and two on the other side; bottom of frame slides out.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
incised: on reverse: "IV"
handwritten in ink: on collector's label affixed to reverse: "581 / Amer"
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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