Female figurines in terracotta and stone have been excavated from Neolithic Period Nubian graves at sites such as El Kadada, suggesting they functioned in the mortuary ritual and perhaps in the afterlife of the deceased. Abbreviated arms, full hips, and incised and painted markings that could indicate tattooing, body decoration, or clothing are characteristic of these figurines.
- Medium: Terracotta, pigment
- Place Made: Sudan
- Dates: ca. 3500-3100 B.C.E.
- Period: Predynastic Period, Naqada II-Naqada III
- Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 1 7/16 x 1 9/16 in. (14 x 3.7 x 4 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 1996.146.1
- Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Carl L. Selden in honor of Bernard V. Bothmer
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Female Figurine, ca. 3500-3100 B.C.E. Terracotta, pigment, 5 1/2 x 1 7/16 x 1 9/16 in. (14 x 3.7 x 4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mrs. Carl L. Selden in honor of Bernard V. Bothmer, 1996.146.1. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)