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Figurine of Woman

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Terracotta, painted
  • Reportedly From: 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)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 07.447.504
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Figurine of Woman, ca. 3500-3300 B.C.E. Terracotta, painted, 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
    IMAGE back, 07.447.504_back_view1_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pottery 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.
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