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Kate Elderkin presents an enjoyable overview not only of the nature of children's dolls in Antiquity, but the customs surrounding their use and subsequent dedication when the owner reached adulthood.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-462-2
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 233
Publication Date: Aug 4,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 25
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-462-2
$23.75
$14.25

Kate Elderkin presents an enjoyable overview not only of the nature of children's dolls in Antiquity, but the customs surrounding their use and subsequent dedication when the owner reached adulthood. The paper covers Egyptian, Greek, and Roman dolls and includes photographs of surviving examples from 3000 BC to the Byzantine empire. This piece provides a succinct overview of this key facet of ancient childhood and illuminates a part of private life often overlooked in general scholarship. It is of interest to anyone interested in ancient childhood, particularly that of women.

Kate Elderkin presents an enjoyable overview not only of the nature of children's dolls in Antiquity, but the customs surrounding their use and subsequent dedication when the owner reached adulthood. The paper covers Egyptian, Greek, and Roman dolls and includes photographs of surviving examples from 3000 BC to the Byzantine empire. This piece provides a succinct overview of this key facet of ancient childhood and illuminates a part of private life often overlooked in general scholarship. It is of interest to anyone interested in ancient childhood, particularly that of women.

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Kate Elderkin

  • JOINTED DOLLS IN ANTIQUITY (page 5)