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Fragment of Figurine of Woman

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Terracotta, pigment
  • Place Excavated: El Ma’marîya, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 3650–3300 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/8 x greatest depth 9/16 x 1 1/4 in. (2.8 x 1.4 x 3.1 cm)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 07.447.520
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One of the fragments of pottery figurines of women of the type of 07.447.500-07.447.523. Fine red pottery with dark red paint. Numbers 07.447.517, 07.447.518, 07.447.519, and 07.447.520 are fragments of arms, broken off at shoulder. Objects 07.447.518 and 07.447.520 are sharply bent at elbow. The angle is sharper in 07.447.520, where the hand should have touched the breasts. Hands now missing. Condition: Fragmentary.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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