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  • Object: Doll

    Oct 03, 2018

    I-0277a Doll Mexican 20th Century Materials: Wood, Fabric, and Hair This doll is a figure of a dancing woman wearing a stylized Hispanic dress. Dresses like these were typically worn in a traditional Mexican folk dance. Baile Folklórico is Spanish [...]

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  • Object: Doll

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0277tt Doll Japanese Unknown date, likely 20th Century Materials: Cloth, hair, Ceramic Chikanobu Toyohara, Foxfires, 1898.The print depicts Yaegaki-hime carrying the helmet of the warrior Shingen as she dances amidst magical foxfires. Image via Wikimedia Commons. This Japanese doll is [...]

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  • Object: Doll

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0503 Limberjack or Jig Doll European 20th Century Materials: Wood This object is a limberjack doll, sometimes called a jig doll because it is designed to “dance a jig.” A limberjack doll is similar to a puppet. It is made [...]

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  • Object: Figurine

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0198v Figurine, Religious Unknown, likely Mexico 1979 Materials: Paper Mache This object is a Tree of Life candelabra made from paper mache for the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. It is decorated with flowers, small figures [...]

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  • Object: Brooch

    Sep 27, 2018

    2012.3.1 a Brooch American ca. late 18th century Materials: Metal, Gemstone This item is a brooch that was purchased by John King (1758-1842) and then passed down from granddaughter-to-granddaughter until it was given to the donor. The brooch is made [...]

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