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July 2024
July 2024

Thetis bell-shaped plangona doll (small)

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Alpha-Phi 23 / Dec 2023 edition

This unique, bell-shaped female doll, inspired by 7th century archaic prototypes from Boeotia, is bearing similar painted decoration. The bell-shaped body is wheel thrown and shaped like an ellipse. The neck, head and hands are then connected to the body. The decoration is based on the use of clay slips that acquire their colour by firing. The legs are made separately and are attached after firing with linen or leather strips. Finally every doll is decorated with polychrome threads of wool, decorated ceramic beads or
faience beads, thus becoming unique. 

For our online exhibition of small dolls, we've curated a collection of four dolls with varied decorations, each meticulously reproduced. As each doll is handmade, every piece is distinct and unique, resulting in slight variations from the ones depicted in the photos. they are all signed and numbered.

Dimensions approx.  H: 21 cm, L: 12 cm, W: 6,0 cm