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National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Item: doll

Date: 1882-1884

Area: James Bay

Catalogue number: National Museum of Natural History E090035-0

Dimensions: Height ca41cm

Technique: Wooden head carved, beads added for eyes; caribou coat has added back gusset, painted with red and blue pigment; carries both a shot pouch and a panel bag; moccasins have a seam across tip of toe; wooden powder horn; leggings have a curved flap like full-sized women's leggings.

Motifs: geometric

Collector: Lucien M. Turner

Notes: Male doll is associated with a companion female doll.

References: Turner, Lucien M. 1894. Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory. Eleventh Report of the Bureau of Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, 1889-1890. Washington, D.C.