Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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doll in cradle
  • unknown Cheyenne maker
  • doll in cradle, late 1800s–1916
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, cloth, shell, metal, string, rawhide, beading, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26 x 7 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5892

Doll with a buckskin head and beads for eyes and mouth, wrapped in a faded green cradle, closed with strips of buckskin. Top of cradle is beaded buckskin with a white field, green along the front edge and green triangles along the back border. The top has a yellow square with a red cross and dark blue border. There is a panel behind the beaded panel at top that is white with a dark blue triangle. The panel has white and dark green beaded fringe with two brass bells.

Rectangular beaded panel at front of cradle has a red and light blue arrow head design and another in dark blue, light blue and red. Two small shells near opening.