Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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doll
  • Shilluk peoples
  • doll, late 1800s–1978
  • Where object was made: Sudan
  • cloth, cornmeal, string, beads, sequins
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 36 x 17.5 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 1/8 x 6 7/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3181
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Description

The soft bodied doll is made of white cloth. The molded face is made with cornmeal. It has beads for eyes and long black string for hair. She wears a light purple top and a light blue skirt. She has pink underwear, a short necklace in yellow and black, and gold sequins in her hair.

The arms are very long.