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Fragment of Figurine of Woman

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Pottery
  • Possible Place Collected: Edfu, Egypt
  • PERIOD Middle Kingdom to early New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 4 3/16 x 1 x 15/16 in. (10.7 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 07.447.527
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Fragment of Figurine of Woman. Pottery, 4 3/16 x 1 x 15/16 in. (10.7 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.527. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE 3/4, CUR.07.447.527.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragmentary pottery figurine of a nude woman, slightly steatopygous, with head and right shoulder and arm missing. Crudely shaped, with slender body, wide shoulders, small globular breasts, with a strand of hair between them, straight arms, separated from body, hands laid beside thighs, unshaped feet. Fingers, wrists, and a girdle above gluteal prominence, with fringes hanging down over buttocks, are indicated by deep scratches. Two holes in back at waist level. Pubic region indicated by a lump of clay; another lump at wrist, perhaps to mark the thumb. Legs separated by shallow scratch in front, by a deep cleaving line in back. Drab pottery, partly black because of insufficient baking. Condition: Head, right shoulder and arm missing.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (70%)
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