University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-164-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: Mid 18th Century - Late 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Textile
Wood
Human Hair
Iconography:Empress
Height: 22cm
Width: 24cm
Depth: 16cm
Credit Line:Gift of W. H. Miller (?), 1916

Description

Seated Empress doll for Hinamatsuri or Girl's Day in Japan. Stiff brocade clothes with removable head of wood painted white and black hair. The doll sits on a platform which has a tag on the underside which reads: "Bought in Chinese Quarter in San Francisco 1869."


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