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Doll

Doll
Title
Doll
Date 
1840-1870
Medium 
Composition, textile, leather, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 16 1/2 x 7 x 2 1/2 in. ( 41.9 x 17.8 x 6.4 cm )
Description 
Boy doll with composition shoulder head, brushstroke tufts of hair above ears and on top of head, painted and molded facial features including black intaglio eyes and closed mouth; stuffed cloth body with divided arm composed of cloth upper arm and composition lower arm, proper left lower arm replaced with stuffed cloth limb, divided leg composed of stuffed cloth lower leg and composition lower leg; black velvet suit with lace collar and cuffs, brown stockings, and brown leather shoes; black velvet sailor's cap with white ribbon.
Credit Line 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number 
1963.15
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group