<em>Paddle Doll</em>, ca. 2008-1630 B.C.E. Wood, pigment, 8 5/16 x 2 7/16 x 3/16 in. (21.1 x 6.2 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.104E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.104E_front_PS2.jpg)

Paddle Doll

Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2008-1630 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 8 5/16 x 2 7/16 x 3/16 in. (21.1 x 6.2 x 0.5 cm)



Accession Number: 37.104E

Image: 37.104E_front_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Flat wooden female figurine with details of anatomy, garment and jewelry painted on the front in red and black. A patch of dark adhesive on the back of the head was probably for the attachment of strings of mud beads representing hair. This type of figure, often referred to as a paddle doll, is always represented without legs and an emphasized pubic area. Condition: There is a long crack in the wood starting at the right shoulder. A piece was broken off at the right near the bottom. There is a hole through the right side near the bottom, and chipping along the right arm and both shoulders. The bottom front and the back of the figure are covered with diagonal score lines.

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