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Female Figurine

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay
  • Place Made: Iran
  • DATES early 1st millennium B.C.E.
    DIMENSIONS 3 7/16 x 2 15/16 x 13/16 in. (8.8 x 7.5 x 2.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 78.135.2
    CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Female Figurine, early 1st millennium B.C.E. Clay, 3 7/16 x 2 15/16 x 13/16 in. (8.8 x 7.5 x 2.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 78.135.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.78.135.2_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.78.135.2_NegA_print_bw.jpg., 2016
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Molded nude figure with full, rounded upper arms and hips, articulated on the front only. Hands support small breasts; between them falls a pendant hanging from chevron-patterned straps which continue, crossing the body, below the arms; a triple ridged bracelet decorates each wrist; the naval is elongated vertically; below it are three raised folds of flesh and a large pubic triangle decorated with rows of raised dots. Condition: Head and lower legs missing, worn chips along the edges, large worn chip from the figure's right arm.
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     <em>Female Figurine</em>, early 1st millennium B.C.E. Clay, 3 7/16 x 2 15/16 x 13/16 in. (8.8 x 7.5 x 2.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 78.135.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.78.135.2_NegA_print_bw.jpg)