Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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set of eight nesting dolls
  • Russia
  • set of eight nesting dolls, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Russia
  • wood, paint, varnish, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: largest 9 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: largest 3 9/16 x 1 15/16 in
    Object Height/Diameter: smallest 0.8 x 0.4 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: smallest 5/16 x 3/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. Lucy J. McAllister
  • Not on display
  • C2017.060.01-8

Set of eight nesting dolls. Each part has a face and scarf wrapped around the head in different colors, with decreasing detail as the figures get smaller. The smallest piece, part .08, has no facial features, just a blue top and unpainted bottom, and is just one piece.