Thursday, December 1, 2011

The object of the day: Peruvian ancient doll

Chancay people doll, Peru
Date: AD 1000 - AD 1400
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

This doll is made of sticks and spindles with pink wool wound around them. Her tunic is made of wool and cotton. Her face was woven separately on a miniature loom and her hair is alpaca wool with natural hair twisted into it. Most dolls like this have been found in graves so they were probably intended to serve the dead rather than being toys.

Height:34 cm
Width:22 cm
Depth:6 cm

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