Passed down from generation to generation, Ruby spent decades in attics and basements, her owners too uncomfortable to keep the doll on display. Not only did she have a talent for moving from room to room by herself, but whenever picked up, her touch seemed to induce feelings of intense sadness, and in some cases, nausea. The previous owners believe that Ruby still belongs to their ancestor, a young girl who allegedly passed away while holding her favorite doll.
Ruby was eventually donated to the care of the museum, where hundreds of visitors have held her, only to experience the overwhelming sadness which emanates from the doll.
Porcelain, paint, fabric