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Fragment of Bowl

The maiden represented on this fragment wears a lotus flower, an unguent cone, and an elaborate wig on her head. She carries a pole from which hang a bunch of lotus flowers and a brace of ducks. When complete, the scene probably showed her on a papyrus skiff. Such details frequently appear in New Kingdom tomb paintings of duck hunts in the Nile marshes.

Catalogue Description:
Fragment of faience bowl glazed light blue. Underside undecorated. Interior decorated in usual purple-black pigment with scene now very incomplete. Preserved portion represents head and breast of young girl wearing thin linen dress, standing in boat (?) and carrying long pole on left shoulder. From preserved end of pole are suspended ducks and lotus flowers. Drawing of fine quality. Condition: Fragmentary.


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