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Fragment of Figurine of Woman

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Terracotta, pigment
  • Place Excavated: El Ma'mariya
  • DATES ca. 3650 B.C.E.-3300 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 5 3/8 in. (4.1 x 2.9 x 13.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 07.447.515
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Fragment of Figurine of Woman, ca. 3650 B.C.E.-3300 B.C.E. Terracotta, pigment, 1 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 5 3/8 in. (4.1 x 2.9 x 13.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.515. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.07.447.515_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.07.447.515_NegA_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of pottery figurine of woman; torso and upper half of legs only. Arms were raised. Body flat. "Steatopygy" pronounced. Separation of legs indicated by shallow groove behind. Coarse, pale brown pottery, painted dark red on body, white, indicating cloth, from hips down. Condition: Fragment, badly preserved. Broken at waist and mended. Head, arms and lower half of legs missing. Left breast chipped. White paint largely rubbed off. Glue on right shoulder, indicating existence of arm.
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