Small, stylized flat doll carved from animal bone, with incised and painted details representing a head with "curly" hair and beard in the form of circles with dots in the middle, and a face with two eyes with dots for eyebrows and nose, the body unarticulated.

Coptic Doll

Egypt, African

Early Islamic Period, 7th-8th century CE

  • Titles Coptic Doll (Descriptive)
  • Medium bone
  • Dimensions 3 5/8 × 1 1/4 × 1/8 in. (9.2 × 3.2 × 0.3 cm)
  • Credit Line Gift of Dr. Willi Riese (through Carlebach Galleries, NYC), 1959.49
  • Work Type doll
  • Classification Sculpture
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