Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wooden doll
  • Brazil
  • wooden doll, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 21.5 x 6.5 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 7/16 x 2 9/16 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Robert D. Turner Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6468

The stylized human figure has large legs and small arms. The black hair is longer in back. The nose is carved but the remainder of the face is drawn on. There are three bands on each arm and "X's" and wavy lines on the torso below a necklace-like row of dots. There are three pairs of zigzagging lines on the lateral legs. The body is a light natural color except for the black decoration.