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Small Ivory Doll - SF.135
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 600 AD to 900 AD
Dimensions: 2.2" (5.6cm) high
Collection: Byzantine
Medium: Ivory

Additional Information: F.
Location: Great Britain
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For as long as there has been civilization, children have played with dolls. Wooden dolls with bead hair have been found in Egypt, and terracotta ones from Greece and Rome. Since dolls are traditionally made mostly from perishable material like cloth, most do not survive past the youth of their owners. This wide-eyed effigy must once have been the prized possession of some child living in the sunset of the Classical world. Many generations of children have grown up since then, yet such an object still has the power to touch our hearts. - (SF.135)


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