These figures are now generally accepted as being dolls which is supported by the finds at Wasit which were thought to be the contents of a toy shop (Fuad, Wasit, The Sixth Season's Excavations, Cairo, 1945, pp. 36-37, pls XVIII-XXI). There is evidence that some of these figures had wigs attached and would have been dressed. This form of doll continues into the early Islamic period.
A copy of a radiocarbon dating test accompanies this lot.