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Wax head and limbs

Wax head and limbs

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1983 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    poured and moulded wax, twisted wire

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

solid drk brown wax head and lower arms,arms mounted on twisted brass wire
head to the base of the neck, with painted facial features, black hair and beard, black and white eyes, red mouth
hands cast with fingers together and slightly curved inwards

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


1983 (made)

Materials and Techniques

poured and moulded wax, twisted wire


height: 2.675 in head, length: 2.25 in hands

Object history note

Bought by C G Goodfellow at the Munich Christmas Fair, December 1983

Historical context note

The pieces are designed to be used mainly for dressing for a Nativity set as kings or other male characters.
Note by CGG at the time concerning information given about these:
The angel's head and hands have been made by skilled ladies, poured, carved and hand painted. They are excellently suitable for the production of Tinsel Angels and costume dolls. The heads can have lightly painted hair though glued on mohair can be used if so wished.

Descriptive line

Head and Lower Arms for Tinsel Angels, wax, German, 1983

Production Note

Reason For Production: retail


Wax; Wire


Poured; Moulded

Production Type

mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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