Jointed doll

Greek
Classical Period
5th–4th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Overall: 26.2 x 9 x 5 cm (10 5/16 x 3 9/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7883

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Terracotta doll with jointed limbs. The arms are movable at the shoulders and the doll’s jegs are attached at the knee joint. Each hand holds a pair of krotala; part of those in the left hand are gone. This doll appears to be clothed. The figure is split down each side.

Dolls holding krotala are likely meant to represent dancers.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution