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cotton, paint
35.5 cm irreg. (length) 19.0 cm irreg. (width) 5.5 cm irreg. (depth)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
inscribed along side seam in black ink: MiRKA. 73
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Mary and Lou Senini, Members, 1999
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The doll is made from two pieces of cotton canvas, handsewn together and filled with padding. The doll is shaped with two heads, a male one and a female one, displaying a prominent headdress. The shared body has a small tail, one arm, a crab claw and two faun legs, creating an imaginary creature. Each side of the doll is hand painted with different features and patterns in vibrant colours.