Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Corinthian doll with movable arms and legs
Greece
Classical Period, 480–450 BCE
Terracotta
H: 13; W: 3.8 cm
Gift of Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 87.56.579
 
 
This type of doll was common throughout Greece from 500 BCE through the Hellenistic period. Unlike the Athenian dolls, its parts are solid. Dolls did not only serve as toys; they were also deposited in children’s graves or dedicated at sanctuaries.


Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir