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male nesting doll
  • Japan
  • male nesting doll, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: .01.a,b) 8 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: .01.a,b) 3 1/8 x 1 3/16 in
    Object Height/Diameter: .02.a,b) 3.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: .02.a,b) 1 3/8 x 9/16 in
    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
  • 2007.6987.01-3
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The male nesting doll has three sizes.

The largest doll (2007.6987.01.a,b) has black hair, large eyes, and a small mouth with clusters of three green dots above each ear. He wears a dark green kimono with white flowers and gold and red detail. The bottom piece is a light natural colored with blue green spots.

The midsize doll (2007.6987.02.a,b) has black hair, large eyes and small mouth and one green spot over each ear. He wears a dark green kimono with white dots and a red and white sash. The bottom piece is a light natural color with green dots.

The smallest doll (2007.6987.03) has an indicaiton of black hair and facial features. The body is green.