Object photography

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Object description

  • Pomo artist
  • Doll cradle, before 1898
  • Plant fiber, wood, cotton, dye
  • Upper Lake, California, United States
  • H: 11 in, W: 5 3/4 in, D: 5 3/8 in (H: 27.9 cm, W: 14.6 cm, D: 13.7 cm)
  • Gift of Mrs. Charles Mifflin Hammond, 1898
  • E4119


This is a toy doll in a cradle. The cradle has a semicircular shape, with an opening at one end. A rounded arch of wood creates a handle at the open end. The cradle is made of thin twigs held together with decorative braided cloth bindings. The 'doll', which is completely wrapped, has an outer layer of grey cloth tied with white string. The inner layer of wrapping is red cotton cloth.