). Literally, “a little girl”; and
applied to a doll. Dolls were made by the Ro
Roman Doll of Ivory. (Biscari, tav. v.)
mans of rags, wood, wax, ivory, and terra-cotta. A wax-doll was called by the Greeks
, and πλαγγών
, and they often had movable limbs (Baumeister, Denkm.
778). At marriage the Greek girls dedicated their dolls to Artemis, the Roman girls to Venus
vi. 280; Pers. ii. 70
); but if they
died before marriage their dolls were buried with them. Dolls with movable limbs were called
, and were worked by strings or wires. Marionettes
were exhibited as in Italy to-day (Becq de Fouquières, Les Jeux des
, pp. 27 foll.; Blümner, Technologie
, ii. 123).