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Jumping jack

Object Number: 
INV.8064
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood, string, ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 41.3 x 8.3 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Wooden jumping jack with jointed acrobatic figure suspended by string in flexible wooden frame; figure consists of flat, carved wooden segments and has decorative detailing in green, red, and black drawn on the surface; when lower ends of frame are pressed together, figure flips back and forth over string.
Gallery Label: 
This toy may depict a figure from an alien culture, such as Africa. The decorative detailing (in ink) may represent tattoos or body paint.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group