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doll with moving head
  • Korea
  • doll with moving head, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Korea
  • wood, paint, wire, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 x 5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/8 x 1 15/16 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6988.01

The doll has a peg-like body. The round head has facial features and hair that is painted on. It has a black hat or hair with a white band around the head. It has a white outfit with dark blue on the shoulders, chest, and back with gold detail. It has dark blue sash that ties on the right side. The doll holds a red circle with green plants (probably) before him and a light natural colored vase to his right side.

The head is on a spring, so it moves.