Figurine of Woman
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Possible Place Collected: Edfu
Middle Kingdom to early New Kingdom
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Figurine of Woman. Clay, 4 7/16 x 2 in. (11.2 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.526. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.07.447.526.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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Fragmentary pottery figurine of a nude woman, slightly steatopygous, with head and feet missing; stylized into a triangle, with slender body, very unnaturally wide horizontal shoulders, separately-moulded high-sitting small conical breasts. Straight arms, separated from body, hands laid beside thighs. No traces of hairdress. Fingers, wrists, pubic region, and a girdle on back above gluteal prominence are indicated by deep scratches. One hole for the navel, two holes in back at waist-level. Legs in front and back separated by a deep scratch and molded. Fine pottery, drab, almost white. Fine specimen.
Condition: Head and feet missing. A few slight abrasions.
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