16th-century doll

In this talk I speak about the discovery of a unique pottery doll. The story is one of travel, loss, discovery, loss and rediscovery. The doll was made on the continent in the period of Henry VIII, and was found in Gloucester in the early years of the 20th century.

Find out how I conducted research into this rarity, and how I unravelled her story by studying the works from artists like Durer and talking to colleagues in Europe. I set her in the context of other figurines and try to understand why she was made.

This is an illustrated talk, with an opportunity to see a replica of the doll and similar items.

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