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Figurine of Woman

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay, pigment
  • Place Excavated: El Ma'mariya, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 3500–3300 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa Period
    DIMENSIONS 8 3/4 x 1 15/16 x Depth at hips 1 9/16 in. (22.2 x 5 x 4 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 07.447.504
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Terracotta figurine of a woman. Small head, with beak-like face on high neck. Small, round breasts on flat torso. Uplifted arms. Peg-shaped legs, their separation indicated by very shallow groove. Same type as 07.447.502. Buff pottery, painted red on body and head; white, indicating cloth, from hips down. Condition: Both arms broken off above shoulders. Restored at waist, with strong pinkish overpainting. Paints abraded. Two breaks. Small patch of restoration on right hip of figure.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Figurine of Woman, ca. 3500–3300 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 8 3/4 x 1 15/16 x Depth at hips 1 9/16 in. (22.2 x 5 x 4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.504. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 07.447.504_front_view1_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 07.447.504_front_view1_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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