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Boyar Doll

This doll is dressed in the finery of a boyar from Moscow. A `boyar' was a member of the Russian aristocracy, one rank below that of prince, until the title was abolished by Tsar Peter the Great in the early 1700s. The swivel head is made of bisque and has an open crown through which the brown glass eyes have been fixed. An open mouth, pierced ears and a brown wig complete the detailed features. T…