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Vessel in the Form of a Kneeling Woman

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Steatite, glaze
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1336-1327 B.C.E., ca. 1327-1323 b.c, or ca. 1323-1295 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 3 13/16 x 2 in. (9.7 x 5.1 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 49.53
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Vessel in the Form of a Kneeling Woman, ca. 1336-1327 B.C.E., ca. 1327-1323 b.c, or ca. 1323-1295 B.C.E. Steatite, glaze, 3 13/16 x 2 in. (9.7 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.53. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.49.53_wwg8.jpg)
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.49.53_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Green glazed stone figure of kneeling man. Figure kneels with body resting on legs. Hands extended on thighs; left hand claps nw pot; in right hand a curved horn. Across torso three conventionalized lines of fat. Headdress of Middle Kingdom type with long braid at back. Circular opening on top of head. Body hollowed; oblong opening at base. Use unknown. Apparently was originally fitted to a base. On the left side of the figure there is a line which starts on the palm of the hand and runs down over the thigh onto the calf of the leg. That portion of this line which lies on the leg is cut by a series of short parallel lines. These lines, which are beneath the glaze, appear to be painted on. The apparent continuation of this line, from mid-calf down under the leg, is a crack which is also beneath the glaze. There is no other trace of paint on this piece. Condition: Rim chipped. Area missing on left side adjoining left elbow.
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