Figurine of a Steatopygous Female
During the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period, sculptors occasionally depicted the female form in a highly schematic manner: flat heads, prominent buttocks, small breasts, slim waists, and eyes and eyebrows that appear as slits. Their style differs from standard Egyptian artistic conventions, indicating that these figures may have been Nubian imports or objects made by or for the poor.
- Medium: Terracotta
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XIII Dynasty-XVII Dynasty
- Period: Hyksos Period-Second Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 4 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 9/16 in. (12 x 3.7 x 1.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 77.49
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Figurine of a Steatopygous Female, ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E. Terracotta, 4 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 9/16 in. (12 x 3.7 x 1.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 77.49. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: One terracotta figurine of a steatopygous woman with "hammer-head", pierced to receive non-extant hair. Dot holes in groups represent tatooing. Condition: Excellent; Only the feet from the ankles down are missing.
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)