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Bone doll with articulated limbs

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
late 4th or 3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bone
Dimensions:
H.: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classifications:
Miscellaneous-Bone, Ivory
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.212.43
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Moveable arms and legs.

This doll was found together with the terracottas, acc. nos. 11.212.16-.53, displayed in the same shelf.
Said to be from Taranto

Elderkin, Kate McK. 1930. "Jointed Dolls in Antiquity." American Journal of Archaeology, 34(4): p. 456.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 47, 51, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 47, 51, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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