This is an antique German metal Minerva doll head. The doll head measures 4 inches tall from the top of the head to the bottom of the piece. The doll is marked Minerva on the front and Germany on the back. These doll heads were dug up around a doll factory in Thuringia, Germany which operated between 1890-1920. These pieces are nice collectibles, good for altered art, mixed media, assemblage, and even for jewelry making. Other pics show items that may still be available in my shop.