Doll

Rosebud Sioux, South Dakota

American

Doll, ca. 1885

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Deerskin, glass beads, fabric, horsehair and pigment

Dimensions: 19 9/16 × 10 1/4 × 2 1/4 in. (49.7 × 26 × 5.7 cm)

Museum purchase from the Chandler/Pohrt Collection, 1985.29

Many Indian dolls are notable for their detail and accuracy in reproducing adult costume. The doll is also wearing moccasins, leggings and a belt pouch. A choker necklace of white beads imitates the dentalium shell necklaces worn by adults. Facial paint is also visible, if somewhat faint. Such well-loved and well-used toys are seldom found in this condition.

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