Doll - ROM2014_14102_22

ROM2014_14102_22

Doll

Medium:Carved bone
Geography: al-Fustāt, Egypt
Date: 800-1100 AD
Period: Mediaeval Period
Dimensions:
13.4 x 4.5 x 1.3 cm
Object number: 931.64.10
Not on view
Description

Objects like this are also found with the rest of the doll's body, which is comprised of pieces of cloth. All that is visible of the bone core in those cases is the face. The face of this example has extra details other than the eyes, and these closely resemble tattoos found in recent times on women in Egypt, particularly amongst the bedouin.

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