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Strange male doll in wood and nails, articulated mannequin or puppet made of wood

Lot reference 13045895
Strange male doll in wood and nails, articulated mannequin or puppet made of wood

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Current bid $77
Next minimum bid $83
Location: Spain
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
Shipping to United States: $42.24

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Nineteenth century or early twentieth centuries (though it could be even older). Wood. In fair condition, with signs of wear.

Strange and very old doll, made of wood and nails. It is a mystery, since its origin and purpose are unknown. According to some experts, and bearing perfectly in mind that it is not a simple toy, since it clearly depicts the genital tract (in this case, male), it might be a mere medical instrument, probably of Asian origin, designed so that patients identify on it the place of their aches and pains. It might also have been intended simply to graphically expose Anatomy classes for a group of students. But it is not known exactly. Another group of experts, argues that it could also be an esoteric instrument for the practice of magic. It could even be a simple container where certain curses or spells could be placed or deposited. It was also thought on the possibility that it was just a puppet, but it lacks certain features for this purpose. However, whatever it is, we are in the presence of an interesting, rare, mysterious and worthy to be studied object. Despite the efforts, not an equal to this item has been ever found.
Height: 30 cm
Small notch on the left shoulder (very unimportant).

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Reviews given: 14
Member since: October 21, 2016
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    Zeer mooie items en heel goed verpakt! Perfecto!
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    Camon October 6, 2017

  • All very fine James Bond cards.... Now I am going to use the exiting, but real Tarot cards for Real..!!...I am fully satisfied..

    Bebos September 29, 2017

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    Dankjewel, super goede verkoper en zeer snelle verzending :)
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    xcentrix September 27, 2017

  • all of the pieces in very good condition.

    Thank you

    Psastra June 19, 2017

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United States $42.24
Austria $21.12
Belgium $21.12
Canada $42.24
Denmark $21.12
France $21.12
Germany $21.12
Ireland $32.85
Italy $21.12
Luxembourg $21.12
Netherlands $21.12
Norway $32.85
Poland $21.12
Portugal $21.12
Spain $10.56
Sweden $32.85
Switzerland $21.12
United Kingdom $21.12
Rest of Europe $32.85
Anywhere else $42.24

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