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Female Doll

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Bagirmi
MEDIUM Wood, plastic beads, cotton string
  • Place Made: Chad
  • DATES 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 10 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3/4 in. (26.7 x 9.5 x 1.9 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 22.1456
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Bagirmi. Female Doll, 19th century. Wood, plastic beads, cotton string, 10 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3/4 in. (26.7 x 9.5 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1456. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.1456_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Doll in form of a stylized female figure with pyramidal or domelike head, on front of which is rudamentary human face with a narrow elongated nose. Cylindrical body with short horizontal projections for arms and a flaring base instead of legs. Strings of white, red, blue, and yellow plastic beads around base. Figure wears one earing of one green and red beads. Condition: One earring missing, has been broken and repaired.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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