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Statuette of a Woman

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor

Whether the woman represented here had her own tomb or shard her husband's, her grace goods included this very fine statuette. The style of the figure, especialy 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.

MEDIUM Wood
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 10 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 in. (25.6 x 7 x 4.8 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 54.29
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, CUR.54.29_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/6/2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (82%)
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    Statuette of a Woman