Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Shilluk peoples
  • doll, late 1800s–1978
  • Where object was made: Sudan
  • cloth, cornmeal, string, sequins, beads
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 36 x 16 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3180

The soft bodied doll is made of white cloth. It has a molded face made with cornmeal. There are small beads for the eyes and long black string for the hair. She wears a brown, pink and orange top and an eyelet-like white skirt. She has a short necklace of orange and white beads and gold sequins in her hair.

The arms are very long.