Figurine of Woman
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
ca. 3650 B.C.E.-3300 B.C.E.
Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa Period
8 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 2 in. (22.2 x 3.9 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Figurine of Woman, ca. 3650 B.C.E.-3300 B.C.E. Terracotta, painted, 8 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 2 in. (22.2 x 3.9 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.501. Creative Commons-BY
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Pottery figurine of woman. Head missing. High narrow waist, gracefully curving to pointed shoulders. No arms. Small breasts. Long legs, without feet, peg-shaped, their separation indicated by very shallow groove behind. "Steatopygy" pronounced; torso flat. Fine buff pottery, painted dark red on body, whitish, indicating cloth, from hips down to "below knees"; black dots on left breast.
Condition: Head missing. White paint largely rubbed off.
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