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Sculptor's Model of Male Body Wearing Long Skirt

Whom this statuette depicts is a mystery because it has no parallels. The dot-in-lozenge pattern of the figure's garment is known from other Egyptian contexts spanning the New Kingdom (Dynasties XVIII–XX, circa 1539–1070 B.C.) and the seventh century of the modern era, but it is not attested on any other garment of this type. The heavy, sensuous proportions of the body suggest a date in either Dynasty XXX or the Ptolemaic Period.


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