(View exact match)toyCATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: An object for a child to play with, typically a model or miniature replica of a thing
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Pinsdorf wareCATEGORY: ceramics
DEFINITION: Hard-fired pots made in the villages in the Vorgebirge Hills, west of Cologne and Bonn in Germany. The earliest example is the Wermelskirchen coinhoard pot, dated to c 960 AD. Pingsdorf ware is characteristically decorated with red paint and commonly occurs as pitchers with thumb-impressed ring bases; smaller pots, including money-boxes and toys, were also made. The products were exported to all parts of the Rhineland, as well as Britain and Scandinavia.dollCATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A small model of a human figure, used as a child's toypercussion capCATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A small amount of explosive powder contained in metal or paper and exploded by striking, used esp. in toy guns and formerly in some firearms.wheelCATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: One of man's simplest but most important inventions. A Sumerian (Erech) pictograph, dated about 3500 BC, shows a sledge equipped with wheels. It is also shown in Uruk pictographs, c 3400 BC, and on the Royal Standard of Ur. Early wheels were solid and unwieldy, made of a single piece of wood or three carved planks clamped together by transverse struts. Spoked wheels appeared about 2000 BC, when they were in use on chariots in Asia Minor. The wheel was not used in pre-Columbian America, except in Mexico, where small pull-along toys in the form of animals were made in terra-cotta. The use of a wheel (turntable) for pottery had also developed in Mesopotamia by 3500 BC.