<em>Paddle Doll</em>, ca. 2008–1630 B.C.E. Wood, pigment, 8 7/8 x 2 7/16 x 1/4 in. (22.6 x 6.2 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.103E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.103E_front_PS4.jpg)

Paddle Doll

Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2008–1630 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 2 7/16 x 1/4 in. (22.6 x 6.2 x 0.6 cm)


Museum Location: Special Exhibitions, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.103E

Image: 37.103E_front_PS4.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Flat wooden female figurine with details of anatomy, garment and jewelry painted in red and black on both sides. Probably a servant figurine, also referred to as a paddle doll. Condition: Left arm is missing, and part of the head and right arm have been broken off. There are two holes through the figure, one below the head and the other near the bottom. The edges are generally worn, especially the lower left. There are diagonal lines scored across the front and the back, and patches of grayish dirt.

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