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Sculptor's Model of Male Body Wearing Long Skirt

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

Whom this statuette depicts is a mystery because it has no parallels. The dot-in-lozenge pattern of the figure's garment is known from other Egyptian contexts spanning the New Kingdom (Dynasties XVIII–XX, circa 1539–1070 B.C.) and the seventh century of the modern era, but it is not attested on any other garment of this type. The heavy, sensuous proportions of the body suggest a date in either Dynasty XXX or the Ptolemaic Period.

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 4th century B.C.E. (probably)
    PERIOD Late Dynastic Period to Ptolemaic Period (probably)
    DIMENSIONS Height: 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 51.67
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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    CAPTION Sculptor's Model of Male Body Wearing Long Skirt, 4th century B.C.E. (probably). Limestone, Height: 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 51.67. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.51.67_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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