Woman and Children on a Bed
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1539–1292 B.C.E.
6 13/16 x 1 5/16 x 3 3/8 in. (17.3 x 3.3 x 8.5 cm)
1 7/16 x 3 5/16 x 6 9/16 in. (3.7 x 8.4 x 16.6 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
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Woman and Children on a Bed, ca. 1539–1292 B.C.E. Terracotta, 6 13/16 x 1 5/16 x 3 3/8 in. (17.3 x 3.3 x 8.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 14.608. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.14.608_NegC_print_bw.jpg)
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Terracotta bed with recumbent figure of nude woman in high relief. By her right foot is small figure of a child and by her left another object possibly a hieroglyph for one thousand.
Condition: Bad, three legs missing, floorboards of bed missing, numerous minor chips; figure of woman badly worn. Intended as a figure of a child? Appears to be a hieroglyph for one thousand, which would indicate a desire for innumerable children.
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