Dolls in Glass Coffins?? (Anyone know what these are?)

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    Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, part of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrunn), a 17th century castle built by the Prince-Archbishop Markus Sittikus von Hohenems. It was his summer palace, and its immense gardens are filled with trick fountains, used as practical jokes on his guests, soaking them when they least expected it.

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    1. Lynne Lamb / paintistworks 79 months ago | reply

      this has echoes of snow white about it.....beautiful

    2. oldflowers4me 79 months ago | reply

      never seen anything like it- mm- yes it is a little snow white looking.

    3. antiquedolllover 78 months ago | reply

      This is a religious doll made to represent the Christ child. It looks to be made of wax.

    4. 70 months ago | reply

      An art history teacher told me nuns used to have these dolls (in the middle ages that is), as they couldn't have children of their own and wanted to feel closer to jesus.

    5. noctuid_moth 67 months ago | reply

      Very interesting. I'll have to look it up

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