Cylindrical doll, with spherical head and base, wrapped in pearlescent, blue beadwork and animal hide.

Item

Title

Cylindrical doll, with spherical head and base, wrapped in pearlescent, blue beadwork and animal hide.

Creator

Creator Unrecorded

Subject

Doll Figure
Toy & Game

Description

Doll carved from wood and greased in lukula; spherical head and base with a cylindrical body. The face is finely carved, with inlaid ostrich eggshell eyes. It is elaborately dressed in various beads of blue, green and pearlescent colours. Wrapped around the base is an animal hide skin apron. This doll would have been given to a young girl by her father, and named by her future fiance - a name that their first-born daughter would receive.[FHM19/06/2019]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

C.1930

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

Wood; Plant
Bound
H = 270mm

Identifier

ETH.ANG3.450
A37/450

Source

The Powell-Cotton Museum
Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton
1937

Coverage

Angola
Africa
Cultural Group: Okwanyama

Rights

© The Powell-Cotton Trust