Antique Native American Mojave Dolls, 19th Century

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Mojave Family Group

Region / Tribe: Mojave/ Lower Colorado River, Colorado

Circa: Late 19th Century

Material: Ceramic, Mineral Pigments -red, black and white, glass beads and fine thread

Dimension: Male: H. 8 1/2”
Female: H. 8 1/2”
Child: H. 5 3/4”

Condition: Overall Very Good. Faces are in excellent condition, re-glued cracks to limbs, loss to male and child’s right arms, beaded earring loss.

Collection History: Alexander Gallery, New York, New York

Comments: The group appears to be made by the same artist and meant as a family group. Each figure displays distinctive facial and body “tatooing.” The figures are unclothed and the male and female genitalia are indicated.

Details

  • Period
    Late 19th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Ceramic
  • Condition
    Good. Overall Very Good. Faces are in excellent condition, re-glued cracks to limbs, loss to male and child’s right arms, beaded earring loss..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages.
  • Dimensions
    8.5 in. H x 3 in. W x 1 in. D
    22 cm H x 8 cm W x 3 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Shrub Oak, NY
  • Number of Items
    3
  • Reference Number
    LU116023138852
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