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Female Figure

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay, pigment
  • Place Excavated: El Ma’marîya, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 3650–3300 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa Period
    DIMENSIONS 6 5/8 x 1 13/16 x depth at hips 3/4 in. (16.8 x 4.6 x 1.9 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 07.447.503
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Terracotta figurine of a woman; with uplifted arms. Simplified form. Probably represents a female figure although breasts are not shown. Torso flat. Lower part peg-shaped. Buff pottery. Red paint on torso; white paint, indicating cloth, from hips down to "feet". Condition: Lacks head, right arm, upper left arm. Torso covered with pinkish overpainting, hiding a repair at waist. White paint abraded.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Female Figure, ca. 3650–3300 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 6 5/8 x 1 13/16 x depth at hips 3/4 in. (16.8 x 4.6 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.503. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.07.447.503_NegF_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.07.447.503_NegF_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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