Roman Doll Carved in Bone with Pigment

GBP 800.00

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Object Description

A rare Ancient Roman doll carved from a single piece of bone with a flat, unworked reverse. The doll is modelled in the shape of a female figure, possibly a goddess, shown wearing a long tunic and a sumptuous headpiece, ending on a polos. Much attention is given towards the representation of facial features and hair. The naturalistic appearance of the dress’ folds has been created by a series of carved lines. The doll’s arms (one of which has been lost), were originally attached separately. Dolls carved in bone were popular in the Late Roman Empire.

Period: Circa 3rd Century AD

Object Condition

Condition: Fine, professionally repaired.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James