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Object ID
1994.8.1
Object Name
Doll
Date Created
circa 1936
Donor
Dorothy Gianoulis Malina
Measurements
28.7350200000 cm. W x 53.5000200000 cm. L, Item (Overall)
Material
Cloth
Object Entities
Tsivoglou, James (is related to)
Tsivoglou, Mary (created by)
Malina, Dorothy (collected by)
Access Points
Object Description

This Evzone doll was made by Mary Tsivoglou, an Illinois native married to James Tsivoglou from Constantinople. The doll was made c. 1936 for a Greek-American child. The Evzones are members of several historical elite light infantry and mountain units of the Greek Army. Today, it refers to the members of the Presidential Guard, an elite ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Presidential Mansion, and the gate of Evzones camp in Athens. The unit is famous around the world for its unique traditional uniform, which has evolved from the clothes worn by the klephts who fought the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The most visible item of this uniform is the fustanella, a kilt-like garment.

Origin
This Evzone doll was made by Mary Tsivoglou, an Illinois native married to James Tsivoglou from Constantinople. The doll was made c. 1936 for a Greek American child.
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Citation
Doll, circa 1936, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/11229. Accessed 04/11/21.