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Female Head

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Steatite
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 250 C.E. - 300 C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 15/16 x max. diam. 2 11/16 in. (7.4 x 6.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Albert Gallatin
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Female Head, 250 C.E. - 300 C.E. Steatite, 2 15/16 x max. diam. 2 11/16 in. (7.4 x 6.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Albert Gallatin, 50.60. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.50.60_view1_ICA.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), 2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Black steatite female head preserved to base of neck. Conventionalized features, with face and neck polished. Hair indicated by incisions and dull surface. Of ears, only the lobes are indicated and they are pierced. Hair extends out on each side suggesting that head is from a statue of Venus Anadyomene. Condition: Nose chipped, otherwise intact.
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    Female Head