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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Mould-made terracotta doll; polychrome slip decoration.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 450BC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 12.3 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Attributed to Papatislures grave 14 based on evidence from Biliotti's Kamiros diary, Kamiros tomb list, British Museum register. Description in Biliotti's Kamiros diary: Terracotta doll (1 entire). No marking of grave number visible on the object itself. Attributions to find-spots are based on (1) Alfred Biliotti’s diary kept during excavations at Kamiros between November 1863 and June 1864, which records the contents of two votive deposits and over 300 graves; (2) entries in the Museum Register, often stipulating the find-spots of individual objects excavated by Biliotti; (3) the Kamiros tomb list, produced around the same time as his entries in the Museum Register. It lists the contents of each grave and votive deposit, along with their corresponding registration numbers; (4) the Kamiros index cards, written by Donald Bailey in the 1960’s. These mainly record the contents of graves from the Fikellura cemetery and are organised according to tomb group. All archives are kept in the Department of Greece and Rome. In addition, Reynold Higgins’ Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1954) has been checked for attributions to the Fikellura cemetery.


  • Bibliography

    • Terracotta 924 bibliographic details
    • Terracotta B315 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G69/Balcony/dc1/shB

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated Monday 14 March 1864

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


Mould-made terracotta doll; polychrome slip decoration.



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