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


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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