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Figurine of a Steatopygous Female

During the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period, sculptors occasionally depicted the female form in a highly schematic manner: flat heads, prominent buttocks, small breasts, slim waists, and eyes and eyebrows that appear as slits. Their style differs from standard Egyptian artistic conventions, indicating that these figures may have been Nubian imports or objects made by or for the poor.

Catalogue Description:
One terracotta figurine of a steatopygous woman with "hammer-head", pierced to receive non-extant hair. Dot holes in groups represent tatooing. Condition: Excellent; Only the feet from the ankles down are missing.


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