Bagirmi. <em>Female Doll</em>, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1456_front_PS5.jpg)

Female Doll


Medium: Wood, plastic beads, cotton string

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3/4 in. (26.7 x 9.5 x 1.9 cm)


Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H6, 3B

Accession Number: 22.1456

Image: CUR.22.1456_front_PS5.jpg,

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.

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