Statue of a Striding Noblewoman
Egyptian sculptors carved tomb statues that were intended to provide youthful, idealized depictions of their subjects throughout time.
The garments depicted on sculptures were more likely to convey the Egyptians' sense of perfection than of reflect actual fashions. This figure's garment, far too tight to allow movement, emphasizes every curve and erogenous zone of the slender, elegant female body.
- Medium: Wood, painted
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1844-1759 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: second half of XII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 13 3/4 in. (35 cm) Other (base): 1 7/16 x 2 5/16 x 5 1/2 in. (3.6 x 5.8 x 14 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 86.226.11
- Credit Line: Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Statue of a Striding Noblewoman, ca. 1844-1759 B.C.E. Wood, painted, 13 3/4 in. (35 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.11. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)