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Female Doll

Arts of Africa

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
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1456_front_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.1456_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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