Statuette of a Woman
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Special Exhibitions, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Whether the woman represented here had her own tomb or shared her husband’s, her grave goods included this very fine statuette. The style of the figure, especially the details of the face and wig, indicates that it was made during the reign of Amunhotep III. The base, on which the subject’s name would have been written, has been lost.
ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.
10 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 in. (25.6 x 7 x 4.8 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Statuette of a Woman, ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E. Wood, 10 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 in. (25.6 x 7 x 4.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 54.29. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 54.29_PS4.jpg)
front, 54.29_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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Standing wooden statuette of unknown lady. Left leg advanced, right arm pendant by side, left arm held against body under breasts. Long unpleated dress; heavy and elaborately braided wig with three large braids in relief at rear. Flat, shallow face with large almond-shaped eyes.
Condition: Base and feet lost as are objects originally – clasped in each hand. Wood has split up front of body and across rear of wig. General condition. Good.
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