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Brown Pottery Doll with Painted Line Designs

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Clay, slip, yarn, cloth, string, beads, hair, resin
DATES late 19th-early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 8 1/2 x 4 x 2 in. (21.6 x 10.2 x 5.1 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
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CAPTION Mohave (Native American). Brown Pottery Doll with Painted Line Designs, late 19th-early 20th century. Clay, slip, yarn, cloth, string, beads, hair, resin, 8 1/2 x 4 x 2 in. (21.6 x 10.2 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X586. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, X586_transpc003.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This pottery doll wears hanging earrings and a necklace (both of dark blue and white beads), bracelets on either wrist (of sea-blue beads), and purplish-black yarn around waist which holds a red skirt. The black, thick hair falls straight with a bang effect at the forehead. Openings in ear lobes, nostrils, and mouth--eyes are black and white. Slight suggestion of breasts: toes and fingers defined. Brown line designs cross the eyes, jaws and chin and begin at the collar bone on the torso and continue, vertically, down the chest, arms and legs. Her skirt is wrapped around the waist and fastened with a yarn waistband.
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Brown Pottery Doll with Painted Line Designs