Fragment of a Coptic Bone Doll

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 6th-7th century A.D.
Material: Bone
Dimensions: 3,4 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1344
Provenance: Private collection Peter Hollander (1931-2014).
Condition: Beautifully preserved fragment.
Description: Fragment of a bone doll. The stylized head with a head cover, pierced and encircled eyes, as well as the long neck and upper body are preserved. The mouth is horizontally notched, the arms are accentuated by angular incisions. These figures, often described as Coptic idols, were commonly found with wax or scraps of wool, which is why it is today assumed that they were used as toys or to educate children. Mounted.