Karanis / Toy, doll / Wool

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Object Identifier
0000.00.3541
Object Name
Toy, doll
Object Type
Dolls
Toys
Materials
Wool
Length
5.5 cm;5.5;;
Width
2.9 cm;;3.5;
Height
1.2 cm;;;
Thickness
;;;
Weight
;;;3.0g
Pierced
no
Inscribed
no
Full Artifact Description
Gold and gray woven cloth. Fair condition. Wrapped around small piece of red yarn. Hole cut in both sides. May have been gathered to form neck.
Small doll made from two strips of woven wool fabric with yellowed warp, pale blue/gray weft with a section of yellowed dove-tail tapestry. There are remnants of linen weft-wrapping. The two strips were folded over a small group of red yarns. There is a single yellowed yarn with a knot tangled with the loose warp yarns that may have been the tie that secures the layers.
Subjects
Human
Unit Grid Number
0241
Component/Room
00C
Area
R
Verbatim Provenance
Egypt
Verbatim Site
Karanis
Production Site
site
Countermark
no
Condition Notes
Dirty and very worn. There are loose warp yarns and some damaged wefts that leave exposed warps. Most of the weft-wrapping is very deteriorated, although some is still very white.
Fabric Structure
Weft-faced plain weave and dove-tail tapestry with weft-wrapping.
Border Type
none
Selvedge Type
none
Sewing
none
Yarn #
3541.WA.01;3541.WE.01;3541.WE.02;3541.WE.03;3541.YN.01;3541.YN.02
Function
warp;weft;weft;weft-wrapping;center of doll’s “head”;piece of yarn tangled with loose warps, possibly used to tie the layers together
Color
off white/lightly yellowed (465);pale blue/purple (?);off white/lightly yellowed (465);off white (466);deep red (1807);off white/lightly yellowed (465)
Yarns/cm
7;40;26;;;
Structure
single;single;single;single;single;single
Spin
s;s;s;s;s;s
Twist Level
high;varies, med - low;varies, med - low;low;low;med
Fiber
wool;wool;wool;flax;wool;wool
Publication Title
Objects of Daily Use
Publication Author
Petrie, Sir W. M. Flinders
Publication Year
0000
Type Category
Textile

Technical Details

Record
0000.00.3541
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https://quod.lib.umich.edu/k/kelsey/x-0000.00.3541/%25

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"Karanis; Toy, doll; Wool". https://quod.lib.umich.edu/k/kelsey/x-0000.00.3541/%25. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 02, 2022.