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Head and Torso of a Noblewoman

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Diorite
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES ca. 1844-1837 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY middle of XII Dynasty
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 9 x 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (22.9 x 15.9 x 11.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Head and Torso of a Noblewoman, ca. 1844-1837 B.C.E. Diorite, 9 x 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (22.9 x 15.9 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 59.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 59.1_front_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 59.1_front_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Head and torso of a lady in quartz-diorite, from a seated statuette. Heavy, striated lappet wig, broad face, large ears, conventional close-fitting gown with two straps. Back pillar, uninscribed. Preserved to elbows. Condition: Nose chipped. Statue incomplete but otherwise intact.
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