• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 373

    A ROMAN BONE FEMALE DOLL

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BONE FEMALE DOLL
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Wearing belted tunic, long neck with venus wrinkles, hair tied in a chignon, drilled holes for separately made arms and earrings, now missing; and a fragmentary bone arm
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high and 2½ in. (6.5 cm.) long respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner's family in the 1960s.