Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Urarina maker
  • doll, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • wood, frog skin, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 11.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 1/2 x 1 3/8 x 1 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5162

The very roughly carved human figure has a stub-like suggestion of arms and widely spaced legs. There are no facial features. There are two strips of frog skin wrapped around string and tied around neck. It is a light natural colored wood.