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figurine / doll

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2012,6014.78.a-b

  • Description

    Female doll wearing a traditional Palestinian dress from Nazareth and holding a swaddled baby. The dress is grey with yellow stripes and she wears a striped waist-sash, floral head-shawl and a floral under-dress. The baby is swaddled in a pink floral flannel textile with a cream blanket on top. The doll's are made of textile over a wired metal frame and the woman's feet are affixed to a round cardboard stand which is labelled on the bottom with the place of production and identification of the dress style.

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  • Date

    • 1950s-1960s
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 18 centimetres (woman doll)
    • Height: 7.5 centimetres (baby doll)
    • Width: 7 centimetres
    • Thickness: 6 centimetres
    • Weight: 51 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Script

        typed in capital letters
      • Inscription Position

        underneath round stand
      • Inscription Language

        English
      • Inscription Content

        World's Y.W.C.A. School
        Aqabat Jaber Refugee Camp, Jericho
        Nazareth dress (written by hand)
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition date

    2012

  • Acquisition notes

    Acquired by the Dept of Ethnography (now AOA) from one 'Talbot-Ponsonby' and used as part of the handling collection at the Museum of Mankind. Transferred to the Dept of the Middle East in 2012 on account of its Middle Eastern provenance.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    2012,6014.78.a-b

  • Additional IDs

    • H.471 and H.479 (old handling collection number)
Female doll wearing a traditional Palestinian dress from Nazareth and holding a swaddled baby. The dress is grey with yellow stripes and she wears a striped waist-sash, floral head-shawl and a floral under-dress. The baby is swaddled in a pink floral flannel textile with a cream blanket on top. The doll's are made of textile over a wired metal frame and the woman's feet are affixed to a round cardboard stand which is labelled on the bottom with the place of production and identification of the dress style.

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