Remains of dolls constitute one of the largest bodies of evidence for toys and games to survive from Roman antiquity. In Ancient Greece and across the Roman Empire dolls were made of clay, cloth, bone, and ivory, and were also painted to look life-like. Dolls, such as this nice example, featuring articulates limbs attached separately were popular across all social strata. Dolls were not only used as toys, but were also placed in graves and temples as votive offerings.
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