Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Belgian doll
  • France or Germany
  • Belgian doll, 1890–1910
  • Where object was made: Germany or France
  • wood, papier maché, lace
  • Gift from the Rosemary Ketcham Collection
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2306
Description

Female figure with a wood body and a papier maché head. Pale orange skirt that falls to the ankles. Navy blue blouse. Black apron with tiny white dots. Red, purple and white scarf around the neck. White lace cap that ties under the chin. Black cape with hoopd. White socks and black shoes.

Note pinned to slip reads, " Belgian - represents woman over 40 years as indicated by hooded cape."

"Bébé incassable" inscribed on the underskirt