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κόρη). 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 δάγυνον, δαγύς, and πλαγγών, and they often had movable limbs (Baumeister, Denkm. p. 778). At marriage the Greek girls dedicated their dolls to Artemis, the Roman girls to Venus (Anth. Pal. vi. 280; Pers. ii. 70); but if they died before marriage their dolls were buried with them. Dolls with movable limbs were called νευρόπαστα, and were worked by strings or wires. Marionettes were exhibited as in Italy to-day (Becq de Fouquières, Les Jeux des Anciens, pp. 27 foll.; Blümner, Technologie, ii. 123).

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