The Louvre Doll

French voodoo Louvre Doll

The ‘Louvre Doll’ is an ancient French voodoo doll found in a jar with an inscribed tablet. It depicts a nude woman in a kneeling position pierced by thirteen needles.

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Derek
Derek
10 years ago

Not French (though housed in the Louvre). Discovered in Egypt and dates back to 4th century AD.

Meredith Bartek
Meredith Bartek
2 years ago

I first came across the Louvre Doll in a book by Sharon Bolton called the “The Craftsman” and I was intrigued enough to search it on- line. I highly recommend this book and everything else I’ve ever read by this author

jerry
jerry
2 years ago

needles of what material.4th century wood i suppose