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female nesting doll
  • Japan
  • female nesting doll, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: .01.a,b) 8 x 3 cm height measured together
    Object Height/Diameter: .01.a,b) 3 1/8 x 1 3/16 in height measured together
    Object Height/Diameter: .02.a,b) 3.5 x 1.5 cm height measured together
    Object Height/Diameter: .02.a,b) 1 3/8 x 9/16 in height measured together
    Object Height/Diameter: .03) 1.4 x 0.7 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: .03) 9/16 x 1/4 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6986.01-3
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Female nesting doll has three sizes.
The largest doll (2007.6986.01.a,b) wears her hair in a knot on top of her head with red detail. She has large eyes and eyebrows and a very small mouth. She is wearing a red kimono with white flowers and gold and green detail. The bottom piece is a light natural color with light green spots.

The midsize doll (2007.6986.02.a,b) has black hair, large eyes, and a small mouth. She wears a red garment with white dots and a blue sash with bright pink. The bottom piece is a light natural color with light green spots.

The smallest doll (2007.6986.03) is only one piece. The head has an indication of black hair and facial features. The body is red with a blue spot.