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Bone Figurines

Unknown8th century - 10th century

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

These bone figurines may have served as children's dolls. They were common in the Early Islamic period and have been found at many local sites. The shape of the bone dictated the figurine's proportions. Schematic details allude to the different parts of the body.

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Details

  • Title: Bone Figurines
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 8th century - 10th century
  • Location: Jokneam, Ramla, and Tiberias
  • Type: Figurines
  • Rights: Israel Antiquities Authority, Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem / by Meidad Suchowolski
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Bone
  • Dimensions: H. 11.5 cm, W. 1.8–2.8 cm
  • Curator: Brosh, Na'ama

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