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Nut Doll

1840-1899
Origin: America, Virginia (possibly)
OH: 5 1/2" (14cm)
Hickory nut, leather, wire, textiles, horse hair, and paint
Gift of Mrs. Imogene Anderson
Acc. No. 1959.1200.1
The doll represents an African-American woman. The head is made of a hickory nut with painted facial features and cotton for hair. The body is fabric covered wire stuffed with horse hair. She is dressed in scraps of printed fabric.