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male doll
  • unknown Plains maker
  • male doll, late 1800s–1916
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, wool, cloth, beads, horse hair
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 33 x 12 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 x 4 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5888

Doll wearing a buckskin coat and pants. The head is buckskin, with a lock of black horse hair on back. Black and white beads for eyes and green marks on cheeks. He is wearing a knee-length buckskin jacket with pink and green beads around cape-like collar and down either side of opening. Fringe on collar and hemline. Dark green shirt under jacket. Buckskin trousers with fringe down outer seam. Light green tube beads and pink beads sewn down outer seam. Long panel in front and back, of red wool with a light green tube bead and colorless beads on either side. Top of moccasins beaded with dark yellow and white stripes.