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)
This item is not on view
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
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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