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Corinthian doll with movable arms and legs

Corinthian doll with movable arms and legs

Corinthian doll with movable arms and legs

Terracotta

H: 13; W: 3.8 cm

Accession number:

87.56.579

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

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.