Anatomical Teaching Aid Doll

ca. 1970 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

large soft vinyl baby doll, with reverse socket head and slight bent limbs;painted facial features, moulded hair, darkened at the top, open/closed mouth showing tongue, aqua blue sleeping eyes with nylon lashes; jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips
lower body has been cut between the legs into a rough circle to house the male genitalia; which consists of a half egg shape with appendages representing the scrotum and testicles or possibly the kidneys
with the doll is a cotton jersey diaper, with safety pins


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.
(Some alternative part names are also shown below)
  • Doll
  • Doll Body Part
  • Toy (Recreational Artifact)
  • Nappy
Materials and Techniques
PVC, moulded; cotton jersey
Brief Description
Vinyl doll (male) made in England for educational purposes in the 1970s



Vinyl kidneys and scrotum for doll (male) made in England for educational purposes in the 1970s



Nappy for doll (male) made in England for educational purposes in the 1970s
Physical Description
large soft vinyl baby doll, with reverse socket head and slight bent limbs;painted facial features, moulded hair, darkened at the top, open/closed mouth showing tongue, aqua blue sleeping eyes with nylon lashes; jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips

lower body has been cut between the legs into a rough circle to house the male genitalia; which consists of a half egg shape with appendages representing the scrotum and testicles or possibly the kidneys

with the doll is a cotton jersey diaper, with safety pins
Dimensions
  • Height: 20in
Production typeMass produced
Marks and Inscriptions
PAT PEND 40727\70 (inside B.199:2-1999; moulded)
Credit line
Given by Hampshire County Council Museums Service
Production
Attribution note: The treatment of the body was not done by the manufacturer during production. It has been cut not moulded which suggests that someone else acquired the doll and adapted it.
Associated Objects
Collection
Accession Number
B.199:1-1999

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record createdNovember 26, 1999
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